Jill Gibson

Born Jun 18, 1942

Jill Gibson is an American singer, songwriter, photographer, painter and sculptor. She is mostly known for her collaboration work with Jan & Dean and for having once briefly been a member of the successful 1960s rock group The Mamas & the Papas. She was also one of the main photographers at the historic Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.… Read More

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1942 Birth Jill Gibson was born in Los Angeles, California on June 18, 1942. … Read More


1959 17 Years Old Jill Gibson was studying at University High School in Los Angeles, California when she met Jan Berry of Jan & Dean fame in 1959. … Read More


1962 - 1963 2 More Events
1964 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Gibson released her first solo recording in 1964, a cover version of her own song "It's As Easy As 1,2,3" backed with "Jilly's Flip Side", written by P.F. Sloan with Steve Barri and issued on Imperial Records. … Read More
1965 23 Years Old In July 1965, a hit song Gibson had co-written with Berry and Roger Christian, called "You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy", peaked at number 27 for Jan & Dean on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
By the time Gibson sang vocals on Jan & Dean's last studio album, Jan & Dean Meet Batman, in 1966, her personal relationship with Berry was ending; they had gone their separate ways by the album's March 1966 release but remained friends. Shortly after their breakup, Berry was involved in a serious motor-vehicle accident on April 12, 1966, which he survived. … Read More
1967 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 1967 Gibson attended the first ever Monterey International Pop Festival with Lou Adler, where she was an invited member of the press. … Read More
1968 26 Years Old Jill Gibson took the photographs for the psychedelic rock group Fever Tree's self-titled debut album cover and its liner pictures for the band's 1968 LP released on Uni Records.
1970 28 Years Old After two years there, and a short stint in New Mexico, she left for Florence, Italy in 1970.


1973 31 Years Old For the next five and a half years Gibson painted while living in the Tuscan hills, studying briefly at The Simi Studio in Florence before returning briefly to California in 1973. … Read More
1975 33 Years Old In 1975, she gave birth to a son, Mattia Borrani. … Read More


2002 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Jill Gibson claimed that she recorded ten of the tracks for the second album, while Lou Adler claimed that same year she recorded only six of the songs, one being "Trip, Stumble and Fall". … Read More
2004 62 Years Old On April 18, 2004 Jill Gibson was one of 400 invited guests who gathered at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California, to celebrate Jan Berry's life and music at a tribute called "Jan Berry: A Celebration of Life". … Read More
2006 64 Years Old In 2006, Gibson said she still believed her voice remained on many of the songs.
2008 66 Years Old In 2008, Jill Gibson recorded the duet ballad "When It's Over" with Cameron Michael Parkes for the Berry tribute album Encomium In Memoriam Vol. 1.
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