John Phillips
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John Edmund Andrew Phillips (1935 - 2001)

John Edmund Andrew "Papa John" Phillips
Born in Parris Island, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of — married 30 Jan 1972 (to 1985) [location unknown]
Father of [private child (1950s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
Died in Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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John Phillips was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He was a member and leader of the vocal group The Mamas & the Papas.

He was married four times:
On 7 May 1957 to Susan Adams (divorced, two children: Jeffrey and Mackenzie)
On 31 December 1962 to Michelle Gilliam (divorced in 1969, one child: Chynna).
On 30 January 1972 to Genevieve Waïte (divorced in 1985, two children: Tamerlane and Bijou).
On 3 February 1995 to Farnaz Arasteh.

Photographed Primary Sources

Secondary Re-Sources


  • United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 December 2016), John Phillips in household of Claude A Phillips, Ward 6, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Alexandria City, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 101-22, sheet 6B, line 53, family 108, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4304.
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • Alexandria County, Virginia. Marriage certificate no. 10975, John Edmund Andrew Phillips and Suzy Stuart Adams, 1957. Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
  • California Divorce Index, 1966-1984, database, FamilySearch ( : 15 May 2014), Holly M Gilliam and John E Phillips, May 1969; from "California Divorce Index, 1966-1984," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  • California Marriage Index, 1960-1985, database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), John E Phillips and Geneviev J Waite, 30 Jan 1972; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Los Angeles City, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.


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