John Phillips, one of the members of The Mamas & The Papas, was born on this day in 1935. He and wife Michelle wrote “California Dreamin’,” done originally by Barry McGuire. The Mamas & The Papas did the best-known version of it, releasing it in 1966, when it went to #4 on both the Hot 100 and the Cash Box Top 100. It was certified Gold that year. Rolling Stone magazine ranks it #89 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. In the video, John is playing the guitar and Michelle is the blonde singer.