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John Phillips

An American singer, guitarist, songwriter, and promoter. He is famous as a member and leader of the vocal group The Mamas & The Papas, and for his role in organizing the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

Where are they now?

Phillips married Susan Adams of a wealthy Virginia family on May 7, 1957. They had a son, Jeffrey, and a daughter, Mackenzie.

While touring California with The Journeymen, Phillips met teenager Michelle Gilliam, with whom he had an extramarital affair. After the affair caused the dissolution of his marriage to Adams, he married Michelle on December 31, 1962. The couple had one child together, Chynna Phillips, whom he divorced in May 1969.

Phillips married his third wife, actress and model Geneviève Waïte on January 30, 1972. The couple had two children, Tamerlane and Bijou Phillips. Phillips and Waïte divorced in 1985.

Phillips married his fourth wife, artist Farnaz Arassteh on February 3, 1995.

He wrote his best-selling autobiography, Papa John, was published in 1986.

Phllips died on March 18, 2001 at the age of 65 in Los Angeles, California,

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