Cass Elliot

American singer (1941–1974)

Cass Elliot (born Ellen Naomi Cohen; September 19, 1941 – July 29, 1974),[1] also called Mama Cass, was an American singer. She was a member of the musical group The Mamas & the Papas. She released five solo albums after the group split.

Elliot was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She died in London, England from a heart attack.[2]


  1. "Cass Elliot". All Music. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
  2. Nick Talevski, Rock Obituaries - Knocking On Heaven's Door (London: Omnibus Press, 2010), p. 155