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Flower Power Icon, Singer Scott McKenzie Dead at 73

'Wear Flowers in Your Hair' defined hippie era

(Newser) - Singer Scott McKenzie, best known for his song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)," died Saturday at the age of 73, reports the BBC . Released in 1967, "San Francisco" became one of the most iconic songs of the hippie era, helping define the... More »

Papas' Song About Mackenzie Gets New, Creepy Meaning

After incest claims, recently unearthed Phillips song sounds seriously inappropriate

(Newser) - Now that Mackenzie Phillips has revealed her incestuous relationship with papa John, the songs he wrote about her take on a whole new meaning. Especially “She’s Just 14,” which includes the lyric that gave Phillips the title for her book High on Arrival, E! notes. Suddenly, lines... More »

Is Incest Always Rape?

Blog pundits debate if consent is ever an issue in father-daughter sex

(Newser) - Actress Mackenzie Phillips has already raised the "Stockholm syndrome" regarding 10 years of sex with her rock icon dad, leaving many to wonder if incest can ever be consensual. The blogosphere appears unanimous that John Phillips' sex with a blacked-out Mackenzie was rape since she was unable to consent—... More »

Chynna Phillips: I Knew About Incest

Half-sister also thinks mutual heroin addiction could have led to incest

(Newser) - Chynna Phillips’ half-sister Mackenzie told her of the 10-year affair she had with their father in 1997—a claim Chynna believes to be true. “Somebody could have dropped a piano on my head and I probably wouldn't have felt it,”  the former Wilson Phillips singer tells Us.... More »

Mackenzie Phillips: 'I Slept With My Dad'

'We're going to hell for this,' actress worried about incest with her Mamas and Papas pop

(Newser) - Actress MacKenzie Phillips slept with her musician father John Phillips in a long-term incestuous relationship that began when she was 19 on the eve of her wedding, she reveals in her bombshell memoir High on Arrival. The Mamas and Papas singer showed up "determined to stop" MacKenzie's marriage to... More »

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