John Phillips

The mastermind behind the Mamas and the Papas, one of the most popular music groups of the late 1960s, John Phillips was a singer-songwriter-producer whose early hits, marked by golden harmonies and lyrical ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1935 in Parris Island, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Music (35)

San Andreas 2015 (Movie)

("California Dreamin") (Song)

Monterey 40 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Music Producer

Dr. Dolittle 3 2005 (Movie)

("Do Your Thang") (Song)

Sucker Free City 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Song

After the Sunset 2004 (Movie)

("California Dreamin'") (Song)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

("California Dreamin' (remix)") (Song)

Home Alone 3 1997 (Movie)

("Green Eyed Lady") (Song)

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

score composer (Composer)

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

score producer (Music Producer)

The Myth of Fingerprints 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Due South 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Song

Mabo: Life of an Island Man 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

River Street 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

What I Have Written 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

songs("California Dreamin" "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)") (Song)

Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story 1993 (Movie)

("California Dreaming") (Song)

Crisscross 1992 (Movie)

("Creeque Alley") (Song)

Used People 1992 (Movie)

("Monday Monday") (Song)

Greenkeeping 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Stella 1990 (Movie)

("California Dreamin'") (Song)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

("San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear a Flower in Your Hair)") (Song)

She's Out Of Control 1989 (Movie)

("California Dreamin'") (Song)

Cocktail 1988 (Movie)

("Kokomo") (Song)

Frantic 1988 (Movie)

("San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)") (Song)

Hungry Heart 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Malcolm 1986 (Movie)

("Evil Donald") (Song)

Quiet Cool 1986 (Movie)

("California Dreamin'") (Song)

American Pop 1981 (Movie)

("California Dreamin'") (Song)

The Cheap Show 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

("Boys From the South" "Hello, Mary Lou" "Rhumba Boogie" "Blue Grass Breakdown") (Song Performer)

Ciao! Manhattan 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

songs("San Francisco" "Creeque Alley" "California Dreamin'" "Got a Feelin'") (Song)
Actor (14)

Paranormal Witness 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

2 Years... Later 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimi Hendrix 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Narrator

Lynda Carter: Encore 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

Mamas and the Papas Band Member (Actor)

Black Angel (Movie)

Kirk Bennett (Actor)

Hoodlum Empire (Movie)

Radio Commander (Actor)

Smart Woman (Movie)

Fred Johnson (Actor)

Superman and the Mole Men (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

We Are in the Navy Now (Movie)

Rear Admiral (Actor)
Producer (2)

Newport Jazz '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Monterey Pop 1968 (Movie)

festival producer (Producer)

Biography

The mastermind behind the Mamas and the Papas, one of the most popular music groups of the late 1960s, John Phillips was a singer-songwriter-producer whose early hits, marked by golden harmonies and lyrical sophistication, were largely undone by a life ruined by drug addiction. He emerged from the folk music scene of the early 1960s to partner with Canadian singer Denny Doherty, brassy New Yorker Cass Elliot and teenaged second wife Michelle Phillips to form the group that went on to earn chart-topping hits with the sun-dappled beauty of songs like "Monday, Monday" and "California Dreamin'." But their fresh-faced appeal hid an emotional tumult within the group that tore them apart by 1968. Phillips would dive headlong into addiction in the years that followed before a 1981 conviction for trafficking sent him into sobriety. He marked his final years by performing with new versions of the Mamas and Papas, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. After his death in 2001, Phillips became the focus of a gruesome accusation by his daughter, Mackenzie Phillips of "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984) fame, who alleged that he had conducted an incestuous affair with her for years. The story was yet another black mark on a music career marked by incredible successes and the darkest of failures.

Relationships

Michelle Phillips Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 31, 1962 Divorced Aug. 10, 1970

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