Interesting to Note
Phillips married his third wife, actress and model Geneviève Waïte on January 30, 1972. The couple had two children, Tamerlane and Bijou Phillips. Phillips and Waïte divorced in 1985. Phillips married his fourth wife, artist Farnaz Arassteh, on February 3, 1995. If you look at the photos below Farnaz name appears on the crypt but nearly a decade later his third wife Geneviève Waïte appears on the marble memorial. To date there has not been an explanation to the name change.
With Terry Melcher, Mike Love, and former Journeymen colleague Scott McKenzie, he co-wrote the number-one single for the Beach Boys, “Kokomo”. The song was used in the 1988 film Cocktail and was nominated for a Grammy Award (Best Song Written specifically for a Motion Picture or Television) and a Golden Globe Award for Best Song.
Phillips moved to London in 1973, where Mick Jagger encouraged him to record another solo album. It was to be released on Rolling Stones Records and funded by RSR distributor Atlantic Records. Jagger and Keith Richards produced and played on the album, as well as former Stone Mick Taylor and future Stone Ronnie Wood. The project was derailed by Phillips’s increasing use of cocaine and heroin, which he injected, by his own admission, “almost every fifteen minutes for two years”. In 2001, the tracks of the Half Stoned or The Lost Album album were released as Pay Pack & Follow a few months after Phillips’s death.
Final Resting Place:
Forest Lawn Cemetery
69855 Ramon Road
Cathedral City, California, 92234
Grave Location:Faith & Hope, Crypt 12E, Space A
Grave Location Description
Park on Memorial Drive, and walk through the gate to the left of the fountain. Go past the fountain, and turn left at Serenity Chapel. Turn right at the second walkway and look for the second panel on the left. From there go to the first row of crypts, fourth crypt up – Papa John Phillips is resting next to Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat.
Grave Location GPS33.815613, -116.441267
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About John Phillips:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- The Official Mamas and Papas website
- The band gets back together again
- Vanity Fair: the allegations of incest of John Phillips
- John Phillips home at 695 W Stevens Road in Palm Springs, California
- John Phillips - King of the wild frontier
- The History of The Mamas and Papas
- The Lost Recordings of John Phillips with the Rolling Stones
- Interview with the founder of the Mamas and the Papas, John Phillips