August 29, 2017 Record of the Day

Talk about a marketing scheme! When Dunhill records was churning out hits with the Mamas and Papas like “Monday Monday” and “California Dreamin’,” they hit upon the idea of trying to capitalize on their stars with a group called the Babies. They took out an ad in Billboard showing the new group with members that looked like Mama Cass and the words: “When you have the Mamas and Papas you get the Babies.” Their single “You Make Me Feel like Someone” was a bomb but a copy with picture sleeve can sell for $200.00 today.

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