CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

Latest update on 08/10/2016

Artist: Barry McGuire
Author: John Phillips/Michelle Phillips
Label: Dunhill
Year: 1965

Where the song was written for, with Mamas & Papas on backing vocals. Was supposed to become his third single, follow-up of his world hit Eve Of Destruction. Still, producer Lou Adler opted for the writers' version as the single. This was the first time the Mamas & Papas sang together. Adler instinctly liked what he heard and wiped Barry's vocals, with no remorse. McGuire's version was saved up for his lp This Precious Time.

Covers:

1965:

Mamas And Papas [hit US]

1966:

Wes Montgomery

1966:

Seekers

1966:

Johnny Rivers

1966:

Fenmen

1966:

Richard Anthony [als La Terre promise]

1968:

Bobby Womack

1968:

José Feliciano

1969:

Bill Black Combo

1973:

George Benson

1977:

Eddie Hazel

1979:

America

1986:

Beach Boys

1990:

River City People

1994:

American Music Club

2001:

Jean Beauvoir [ex Plasmatics and Disciples Of Soul]

2002:

Royal Gigolos

2011:

Meat Loaf

2015:

Diana Krall

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