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John Phillips is dead

A singer and songwriter for The Mamas and the Papas, John Phillips died at age 65, of heart disease. Not terribly old, although older than Mama Cass, who died at age 32 (!), also of heart disease, supposedly aggravated by her weight. No, she didn't choke on a ham sandwich, that's an urban legend.

Now half the group is dead.

I was never a huge fan of The Mamas and The Papas, but their songs are unavoidable, 'California Dreaming' in particular.

A bunch of pop stars of the 60's and 70's died young, mostly of drugs, a few of auto and motorcycle accidents. Now the rest are beginning to die of natural causes such as heart disease. This is just the leading edge.

There is a certain morbid fascination in watching the stars fall. "Ah, now I've outlived Jerry Garcia. Um, I've passed John Phillips..."

Time for bed. Goodnight.
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