Michelle and John Phillips Michelle Phillips is 79 years old today. A singer, songwriter and actress, Phillips was a member of the 1960s group, The Mamas & the Papas, and is the last surviving original member of the group. Phillips grew up partly in Mexico City, where her father was attending college on the GI Bill. She met John Phillips while he was touring California with his band, The Journeymen. He divorced his then-wife and married Michelle on December 31, 1962, when she was 18.