There are few musical acts with as wide a gap between their sound and their members behavior as this week’s featured artist. The Mamas and the Papas had a sweet, sunny sound that belied who they were as people.
It’s appropriate that there was a huge stink over the cover of their mega-hit 1966 album If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears. Note that there’s a terlet in the corner of the original cover. Retailers were not amused so a label was placed over the offending john. The band’s name was also misspelled.
The cover photograph is by Guy Webster and the second cover below was actually the fourth version of it overall. The band’s name remained misspelled BUT they had a hit album so who cared; several of them were likely too wasted to notice
Here’s the whole damn album via a YouTube playlist.