John Phillips

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Birthday
30, 1935
Birthplace
Port Royal, SC
Death Date
Mar 18, 2001 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1935
Birthplace
Port Royal, SC
Death Date
Mar 18, 2001 (65)

About

Nicknamed Papa John, he was the guitarist, singer, and songwriter who fronted the folk band The Mamas & the Papas.

Before Fame

He formed his first doo-wop group while attending Linton Hall Military School in Virginia. His first real band was a folk trio called The Journeymen.

Trivia

He wrote the musical Man on the Moon in 1975.

Family Life

He had been married four times and was accused of having an incestuous, non-consensual relationship with one of his daughters for ten years.

Associated With

He was the father of Mackenzie Phillips.