Today’s Music: Toast to Michelle Phillips’ Birthday

Michelle Phillips, the last surviving original member of the folk-pop group The Mamas and the Papas, is celebrating her birthday today (b. 1944). She’s also made a name for herself as an actress, appearing in projects as diverse as the 1973 film “Dillinger” to a role on TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as Capt. Picard’s paramour.  Here’s the appropriate TMATP tune, “Monday, Monday”:

And here’s the group’s biggest hit, “California Dreamin'” which Phillips co-wrote:

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