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Michelle Phillips

August 30, 2015

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

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

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

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.

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


Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliot.

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.

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

Dennis Hopper.

Jack Nickolson.

Warren Beatty.

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

With Warren Oates in Dillinger.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Her book California Dreamin’ came out in 1986.

Michelle Zax (married to Steven Zax in 2000).

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One Comment
  1. I love the mamas and the papas and listen to them daily, to this day. She was such a fun spirit of the 60’s.

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