Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas' boots

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Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas' "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears" Boots, 1967
Michelle Phillips wore these boots on the cover of the Mamas and the Papas' debut album, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears, in 1966.

If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears includes the hits "Monday, Monday," "California Dreamin'" and "Go Where You Wanna Go." The inclusion of the toilet in the album cover photograph was deemed offensive and later pressings removed it, making earlier versions highly collectible.

More about Michelle
Michelle was born Holly Michelle Gilliam in Long Beach, California, in 1944. She met John Phillips while he was touring California with his band the Journeymen. John and Michelle were married on December 31, 1962, when she was 18. Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot and John and Michelle formed the Mamas and the Papas in 1965.
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