John Phillips

John Phillips bio

Birth Name: John Edmund Andrew Phillips

Occupation: Guitarist

Place Of Birth: SC

Date Of Birth: August 30, 1935

Date Of Death: March 18, 2001

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

John Phillips was born on the 30th of August, 1935. He was popular for being a Guitarist. Nicknamed Papa John, he was the guitarist, singer, and songwriter who fronted the folk band The Mamas & the Papas.

John Phillips was born in SC. He formed his first doo-wop group while attending Linton Hall Military School in Virginia. His first real band was a folk trio called The Journeymen. He wrote the musical Man on the Moon in 1975.

John Phillips was a Virgo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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John Phillips was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

John Edmund Andrew Phillips is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


John’s John Edmund Andrew Phillips attended Linton Hall Military School in Bristow, Virginia, George Washington High School and Hampden–Sydney College (dropped out).


John Phillips’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Phillips’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, John Phillips kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

John Phillips was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: John Edmund Andrew Phillips
NICKNAME: Papa John, Johnny Phillips, Jp, Phillips
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation



Zodiac Sign: John Phillips was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: John Phillips was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: John Phillips had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

John Phillips’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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