California Dreamin'
The Mamas and the Papas
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All the leaves are brown
And the sky is gray
I've been for a walk
On a winter's day

1966
4
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • peaked at No. 23 on the UK Singles chart in 1966
  • from the album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #89 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first hit single for The Mamas & The Papas
  • on the record:
       John Phillips- vocals
       Denny Doherty- vocals
       Cass Elliot- vocals
       Michelle Philips- vocals
       P.F. Sloan- guitars
       Joe Osborn- bass
       Bud Shank- flute solo
       Larry Knechtel- piano
  • written by John Phillips, Michelle Phillips
  • produced by Lou Adler
  • recorded at United Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA
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