It was 1967, the “Summer of Love”. The major news stories of the day: Worlds First Heart Transplant, The first ATM, Strikes by US teaching staff throughout the country for pay increases, and the first Super Bowl played between Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Also during this year: Discos and appeared across cities around the world and the Beatles continued to reign supreme with the release of “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band” album. If you went out to the movies in 1967, you might have seen: “The Graduate” Bonnie and Clyde” or “Cool Hand Luke.”
For television? Everybody was watching shows like “The Fugitive” and “The Monkees,” and “Mama” Cass Eliot sang this little ditty on live TV. No auto-tune, but every note is pitch perfect….which takes a lot of concentration. She also has a nice contrast between her lower and upper range. Nice treatment of an old classic song.