Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas is 70 years old today. She's also from my home town of Long Beach, California. As the last surviving member of that iconic music group (Cass Elliot died in 1974, John Phillips in 2001, and Denny Doherty in 2007), Michelle Phillips had a soft and melodic voice that harmonized well with that of the incomparable Cass Elliot. In many respects, the Mamas and the Papas symbolized 1960s: a time of change and a time of possibilities. In fact, as a kid, I had a big crush on Michelle Phillips. Happy Birthday Michelle!