August 30, 1935 - March 18, 2001
"Traditionally song writers can't sing. And that holds true in my case also."
John was living with his fourth wife Farnaz, in Palm Springs. He died of heart failure just a few days after recording a new album, Phillips 66. It was released posthumously.
He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cathedral City.
Phillips' jacket is on display in the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood.