John Phillips

 

 

Age: 65

 

Summary: folk musician and songwriter whose band the Mamas and the Papas spoke to the 1960's generation with breezy songs that epitomized the laid-back, live-and-love attitude of Southern California and the hippie lifestyle, in which the band's success was short-lived as intraband romantic entanglements and drug use led to its demise and their hits include California Dreamin' and San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart failure

 

Born: August 30, 1965

 

Died: March 18, 2001

 

Location: Los Angeles, California