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Best Of: Michelle Phillips discusses her legacy in music, acting and NFTs

Her career spans from the 1960s with The Mamas & The Papas to her 1974 Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the film “Dillinger” and beyond.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, or @townsquaretalk.

This episode of Town Square first aired on July 30, 2021.

Michelle Phillips, iconic vocalist, and co-writer for The Mamas & The Papas, was just 17 when she met John Phillips, shortly thereafter Denny Doherty and Cass Elliot. Their dream-like music and turbulent band dynamic the sound of the 60s and pop music changed forever.

Phillips stayed relevant by reintroducing herself as a golden globe nominated actress, primetime television soap diva on Knots Landing, and mother to Chynna Phillips, of the music group Wilson Phillips.

She joins Ernie to discuss the beginnings of her legacy to her new way to support non-profits with non-fungible tokens, also known as NFTs.

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Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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