John Phillips (musician)

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John Edmund Andrew Phillips (August 30, 1935 – March 18, 2001)[1] was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was the leader of the vocal group the Mamas & the Papas and remains frequently referred to as Papa John Phillips. In addition to writing the majority of the group's compositions, he also wrote "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" in 1967 for former Journeymen bandmate Scott McKenzie,[2] as well as the oft-covered "Me and My Uncle", which was a favorite in the repertoire of the Grateful Dead. Phillips was one of the chief organizers of the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

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John Phillips
Phillips in 1967
Phillips in 1967
Background information
Birth nameJohn Edmund Andrew Phillips
Also known asPapa John
Johnny Phillips
Phillips
JP
Born(1935-08-30)August 30, 1935
Parris Island, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedMarch 18, 2001(2001-03-18) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • musician
  • songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1960–2001
LabelsDunhill
Spouse(s)
Susan Adams
(m. 1957; div. 1962)

(m. 1962; div. 1969)

(m. 1972; div. 1985)

Farnaz Arasteh
(m. 1995)
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