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Michelle Phillips

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Michelle Phillips was born Holly Michelle Gilliam on June 4, 1944,
in Long Beach, California.

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Michelle started modeling during her high school years.
Here she poses in a girl scout outfit.

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Her mother died when she was five and she was raised by her father.
They lived several years in Mexico City.

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In the early sixties she met John Phillips, who was in a band called
The Journeyman (singer was Scott McKenzie). The Journeyman often
played in the hungry i nightclub in North Beach, San Francisco.
John and Michelle married in 1962.

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After a period being named The New Journeyman, in 1965
together with Cass Elliot and Denny Doherty, they formed
The Mamas and the Papas.

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Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot.

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Michelle had an affair with Denny Doherty.
And with Gene Clack from The Byrds.


Michelle was expelled and rehired and the 1966 song I saw her again
is about that period.

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In 1968 John and Michelle had a daughter Chynna.
Singer in the band Wilson Phillips.
In 1970 John and Michelle divorced.

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Dennis Hopper.

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Jack Nickolson.

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Warren Beatty.

Michelle appeared in film and TV-series and started dating
movie stars and even politicians. John Kerry.

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With Warren Oates in Dillinger.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation

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Her book California Dreamin’ came out in 1986.

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Michelle Zax (married to Steven Zax in 2000).

Maureen and Shirley Wilson

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Maureen Wilson was born in Calcutta, India on November 20th, 1948.
But soon moved to England were her father became the owner
of a steel factory in Birmingham.

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Maureen met Robert Plant at a Georgie Fame concert in 1966, which
was cancelled at the last-minute. Plant was in those days singer
in the band Listen. In 1967 he was the Band of Joy’s singer.
Together with Maureen, Plant was in the audience at a gig
at Dudley Zoo to see the Answer perform, when Plant was asked
to replace their singer Tommy Burton.They changed the name Answer
into Obs-Tweedle (this all before the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin).

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They got married in 1968.

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Robert Plant and Maureen Wilson in Hawaii 1969.


It is said that Robert wrote this song for Maureen.
On Greek island Rhodes in 1975, Maureen driving the mini,
they had a serious car accident.
In the car behind them were Maureen’s sister Shirley and Charlotte Martin.

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With their children Karac and Carmen.
Karac died at the age of six.
Another son Logan was born in 1979.
Robert and Maureen divorced in 1982.
Maureen dated Ian Hatton, guitarist in Bonham around 1991
(Jason Bonham, son of Led Zeppelin drummer John).

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After his divorce, Plant was with Maureen’s sister Shirley.

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They had a son named Jess in 1991.
Soon after he left her for the Canadian singer Alannah Myles.

Annette Walter-Lax

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Annette Walter-Lax was a model from Sweden born May 10th, 1955.

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Annette’s modeling career ended just like Kim Kerrigan‘s did
when Annette replaced Kim as Keith Moon’s girlfriend.
Keith said them to stop.

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Annette Walter-Lax, Keith Moon and Lori Maddox.

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Typical Keith Moon humor, pretending to strangle the kitten.
But according to Tony Fletcher, on September 7th, 1978 Keith had killed himself taking too much pills. The night before Keith and Annette had been with Paul and Linda McCartney at a preview of the film, The Buddy Holly Story. His last words would have been: “If you don’t like it, you can fuck off!” After he asked her to cook steak and eggs.
More pictures at brush-away.

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In 1980 Annette married Gareth Hunt (died 2007) who played Mike Gambit in
The New Avengers. She now lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

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