This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the album California Dreamin, and Phillips says the music still strikes a chord with young fans today.
She says, I get fan mail that says Im only 12, but youre my favorite group.
Every once in a while, a new remix of their songs seems to hit airwaves. Phillips says she heard a remix of California Dreamin the other day and says she also likes Queen Latifahs cover.
While Phillips says she hasnt left behind California, she admits she doesnt keep up with contemporary music. Instead, she listens to classical, bluegrass and country.
But dont get her started on the subject of the Mamas and the Papas band that her ex-husband, and now deceased band founder, John Phillips, reformed in 80s and 90s.
She describes their stylings with words like horrific horrible and embarrassing to me.
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