JOHN PHILLIPS DEAD AT 65
John Phillips, the leader of the Mamas & the Papas, died of heart failure at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles Sunday morning at the age of 65. As a member of the California pop quartet, Phillips penned some of the most popular songs of the '60s, including "California Dreamin'" and the No. 1 smash "Monday, Monday." In 1992, he received a liver transplant after years of drug and alcohol abuse. Phillips is survived by his wife, Farnaz, and three famous daughters, Mackenzie (One Day at a Time), Chynna (formerly of Wilson Phillips) and Bijou (Almost Famous) as well as two sons, Jeffrey and Tamerlane, and two stepdaughters, Atoosa and Sanaz.