Steve Kline Ages of Rock
1941: Ellen Naomi Cohen is born in Baltimore, Maryland. She grows up to become “Mama” Cass Elliot, singer and actress, vocalist with The Mamas and The Papas. She dies tragically in her sleep at the age of 32. It is not true that she choked on a sandwich — that’s an urban legend growing out of early news media speculation around her death. A heart attack kills her. Dream a little dream today for Mama Cass.
1987: The Farm Aid III Concert is held in Lincoln, Nebraska.