July 1970 – a song popular in this month – Mama Told Me (Not To Come) by Three Dog Night
The song is about a party that left a “bad taste” in the writer’s mouth. The drug scene was fairly new to American middle-class youth at that time.
Interesting facts about Mama Told Me (Not To Come) & Three Dog Night –
This song has the distinction of being the very first #1 hit on the American Top 40 syndicated radio program. The show, hosted by Casey Kasem, became popular on AM radio throughout the world until its decline in the mid-1990s.
This was written by Randy Newman, the nephew of Academy Award-winning composer Lionel Newman.
Cory Wells, who sang lead on this track, was the Three Dog Night band member who pushed to record it. He was a big fan of the song and played it with his previous band.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com