Jill Gibson
American artist
Jill Gibson
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.
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Midwife loses crash case against council - Edinburgh Evening News
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Jill Gibson launched the action against West Lothian Council alleging the authority had failed to take reasonable care to provide adequate drainage on the road where the accident happened. Ms Gibson, was driving to work in Edinburgh from her home in
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Thai-flavored steamed fish in parchment - Boston Globe
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2. Fold 1 piece of parchment in half crosswise. With scissors, trim the open corners to make a half circle. Repeat with the remaining parchment. 3. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, soy sauce, and fish sauce; set aside. 4
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Cancer's devastation still major, but detection improving - Mooresville Tribune
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During the 2003 Community Health Assessment it was noted that minority males in Iredell County had a prostate cancer death 5 times higher than the Caucasian population, said Jill Gibson, Community Manager for the American Cancer Society
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Anderson hospice ceremony honors loved ones - Charlotte Observer
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Not far from Garrett, Jill Gibson of Pendleton released a dove in honor of her husband. "He died of lung cancer," she said. "But he never smoked a day in his life." Jill and Carl David Gibson met she was 4 and he was 6. His parents bought a farm that
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts focus on 'Women Who Rock' in expansive new ... - Plain Dealer
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The girl they replaced me with [Jill Gibson] was a very competent singer. She looked a lot like me. And they were trying pass her off as me. They did two or three concerts, including one in Forest Hills, NY, where they only did a 45-minute set because
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VOWS; Weddings/Celebrations; Jill Gibson and Terrence Johnson
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IN January last year, Terrence L. Johnson was standing outside the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem when a tall, lithe woman who looked like a runner leapt out of a yellow cab. ''I thought, 'Wow, she's incredibly gorgeous,' '' he remembered. ''Then I thought, 'Wait a minute, I think I know her!' '' It was Jill Suzanne Gibson, whom he had met in
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jill Gibson
  • 2008
    Age 65
    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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  • 2006
    Age 63
    In 2006, Gibson said she still believed her voice remained on many of the songs.
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  • 2004
    Age 61
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Other guests included Judy Lovejoy (her former singing partner), Dean Torrence, Don Altfeld (her former songwriting partner), Ann Marshall, Ryan O'Neal, Nancy Sinatra, Lou Adler, Lloyd Thaxton, Diane Rovell and Ginger Blake of The Honeys. The night featured live performances of Jan & Dean songs performed by artists who had once worked with Berry in the 1960s. The event had been planned by Berry's widow, Gertie, and Al Nassar.
  • 2002
    Age 59
    In 2002, Gibson's past as a singing former Mama came briefly full circle when she recorded a cover version of "California Dreamin'" with San Francisco singer-guitarist Ace Andres for his Cowboy Hat Blues album.
    More Details Hide Details On this version of her former band's pop hit, the song was turned into a hard rock song. Around her time with the Mamas & the Papas, Gibson returned to photography, which she had begun to take seriously back in 1965 when she met photojournalist Ralph Gibson (no relation). During this same period, Gibson studied with Edmund Teske, a photographer working with the technique of solarization.
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Session sheets of the actual recording dates state that Jill Gibson recorded seven songs.
  • 1975
    Age 32
    In 1975, she gave birth to a son, Mattia Borrani.
    More Details Hide Details Borrani has followed his mother's pursuit of a career in music and is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the indie rock group Oslo.
  • 1973
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details On that return visit Jill Gibson made her American debut as a painter where her art was showcased for the first time at the DeVorzon Gallery in Hollywood for a week, and such guests as Jack Nicholson, Roman Polanski, Lou Adler, and Michelle Phillips were in attendance. Lou Adler purchased an original Gibson painting for $450 at the time while Nicholson also purchased two originals. Jill Gibson's developing style as an artist is influenced by her interest in Renaissance art, nature, and the feminine. Many of her original art works are in the private collections of Max Factor, Guy Webster, Michael Savage, The Seattle Museum, Jack Nicholson, and a fifteen-foot photo montage in The Los Angeles Free Clinic. Today, Jill Gibson is a full-time artist with her own studio, Gibson Artworks, in Marin. Over the last twenty-five years her art work has been displayed in galleries in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and in the US.
  • 1970
    Age 27
    After two years there, and a short stint in New Mexico, she left for Florence, Italy in 1970.
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  • 1968
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1967
    Age 24
    Gibson and Adler would break up as a couple in late 1967.
    More Details Hide Details After briefly dating Elmer Valentine, owner of the Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles, Gibson went to New York City to study art at the Art Student's League with classical artist Frank Mason.
    In June 1967 Gibson attended the first ever Monterey International Pop Festival with Lou Adler, where she was an invited member of the press.
    More Details Hide Details Over this three-day period in sunny Monterey, California, she photographed nearly every act on the bill, and her photographs of celebrities such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, the Mamas & Papas, and Brian Jones have been published around the world. One of Gibson's photos of Jimi Hendrix made the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Gibson can be seen twice in the film version of this festival, Monterey Pop, by D.A. Pennebaker.
  • 1966
    Age 23
    She also co-produced in 1966 with Don Altfeld a cover version of the Bo Diddley song "Who Do You Love?
    More Details Hide Details " for the blues-rock group The Woolies.
    A second single (not featuring Gibson), "Words of Love", was released from the LP and peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1966.
    More Details Hide Details The third single "Dancing In the Street" also did not feature Gibson. The fourth and final single from the album was "Dancing Bear" featuring Gibson and it peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Dancing Bear" was released in 1967, a year after it was recorded. After having been ejected from The Mamas & the Papas, Gibson wrote the songs "I've Got A Feeling For Love" and "How Can I Be Down" with producer Gary Zekley for the psychedelic band The Yellow Balloon; Gibson did background vocals for the band's one eponymous record.
    According to Jill Gibson, fans did not scream out for Mama Michelle during every live concert with her; it occurred only once, at a show in Forest Hills, New York, when a male fan shouted out, "Where's Michelle?" Billboard magazine, who reviewed August 6, 1966 Forest Hills concert, said there were a number of hecklers in the audience.
    More Details Hide Details Gibson was relieved to be free of the chaos that followed this supergroup, but she also felt betrayed by John Phillips. She had been told that her position in the group was permanent; it was not so. The band and their label Dunhill Records gave Gibson an undisclosed lump sum for her three-month stint as Mama Jill. The album the group recorded with Gibson was pulled by the label to accommodate Michelle Phillips' return. No copies of Crashon Screamon All Fall Down featuring Jill Gibson were officially released to the public; the only copies circulating were pre-released copies. The copies with Gibson are valuable collectibles today and it is believed that anywhere from ten to twenty thousand went out. These promo copies are the Crashon Screamon All Fall Down cover with the white picket fence picture of the band. With Michelle Phillips back in the mix, several tracks were re-recorded for the second album. The LP was renamed simply as The Mamas & the Papas and it hit the stores in September 1966, with Michelle's image on the cover.
    He decided in late August 1966, it would be best that Gibson be let go and that his wife Michelle Phillips be reinstated.
    More Details Hide Details Michelle Phillips would admit that Gibson had sung well and had done a very good job as a member of The Mamas & The Papas.
    The single peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 30, 1966, while Jill Gibson was a member of the band.
    More Details Hide Details The group had been in the middle of recording their sophomore album when Michelle Phillips was fired. Once Gibson was hired they re-recorded the songs and also recorded new tracks with her at Western Studios. It was decided the album would be called Crashon Screamon All Fall Down and was scheduled for a late August release. The American record-buying public had already ordered more than half a million advance copies of this album before it came out, and it was said to have been the most eagerly awaited record of that year. Prior to Michelle Phillips having been fired, the band was photographed for the cover of their second LP inside the window frame of an abandoned house in the desert. This was soon changed by their label Dunhill Records who asked the original photographer Guy Webster, to photograph Jill Gibson alone in exactly the same pose as Philips' had been in, and then to superimpose Gibson's image over Phillips'. The record label was not satisfied with the finished product and therefore ordered an entire new album cover to be shot by Webster. Webster shot a new cover with Gibson, John Phillips, Denny Doherty, and Cass Elliot with a fan outside in a field of grass against a white picket fence. The label was pleased with this new album cover and it was used as promotion for the upcoming new LP inside of the music trade papers, as well as on large billboards across the country.
    Beginning in early July and continuing through part of August 1966, Gibson, Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, John Phillips and Lou Adler recorded the band's second LP at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California with Bones Howe as the engineer.
    More Details Hide Details Fourteen tracks were recorded for the proposed second album, with twelve making the final cut. The first single "I Saw Her Again" was issued in late June but was recorded before Gibson was hired.
    Gibson found herself in the right place at the right time when the leader of the group, John Phillips, fired his wife, Michelle Gilliam Phillips, from the band on Saturday, June 4, 1966, for having had an affair with Gene Clark of The Byrds.
    More Details Hide Details Instead of the group breaking up, they asked Jill Gibson to join The Mamas & the Papas as their newest member "Mama Jill". Shortly after joining the band, The Mamas & the Papas, along with Lou Adler, left for Europe for several weeks to begin working together. Arriving in London, England, Gibson, Cass Elliot, John Phillips, Denny Doherty, and Lou Adler rented the top half of a large house in Berkeley Square to work in (the downstairs part was rented to Mick Jagger and model Chrissie Shrimpton). Over the next three weeks Gibson rehearsed with the group in London for the recording of the band's upcoming second album and for a few live shows. While in England, the band had a series of business meetings, but still made time to party with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, and Mick Jagger at Dolly's (the private London rock club that catered to the stars). Upon returning to the United States, the group, their manager Bobby Roberts, their attorney Abe Somer, and their label Dunhill Records officially fired Michelle Phillips on Tuesday, June 28, 1966. Jill Gibson was hired two weeks earlier, just before the band left for England.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Gibson often visited in the hospital during his long, difficult recovery. Later Gibson dated Lou Adler, whom she had known since 1959 when he was the executive producer and manager of Jan Berry and Dean Torrence. Adler had recently separated from his wife, actress and singer Shelley Fabares. "Eleventh Minute" was briefly released in 1997 as the B-side of a 45 rpm record on the Maltshop Records label. The licensed recording was soon withdrawn from sale (300 of the 500 red vinyl copies subsequently destroyed) due to questionable ownership of copyright and mechanical rights, as well as numerous label inaccuracies – most notably the performing artists are identified on the label of Maltshop 2 as "Jody & Jill". Furthermore, the A-side recording, "Come On Baby", was not the ballad demo offered to Liberty Records, but an up-tempo surf rocker by an unknown male singer and band.
  • 1965
    Age 22
    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.
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  • 1964
    Age 21
    Gibson co-wrote the B-side single "He Don't Love Me" for Shelley Fabares' More Teenage Triangle LP in 1964 with Berry.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jan Berry produced and arranged both tracks. She also sang backup on Jan & Dean's hit "Ride the Wild Surf."
  • 1963
    Age 20
    In 1963, Gibson appeared on the Jan & Dean track "Surf Route 101", and the next year she performed backing harmony on a song she wrote with Don and Horace Altfeld called "When It's Over" for a Jan & Dean album.
    More Details Hide Details She then recorded two vocal duets with Berry that she had written with Don Altfeld that year, "It's As Easy As 1,2,3" and "A Surfer's Dream". The tracks appeared on 2 different 1964 Jan & Dean albums. In November 1963 ABC television aired a one-hour special called Celebrity Party hosted by Dick Clark and Donna Loren that included performances and/or appearances by Jill Gibson, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Shelley Fabares, James Darren, Connie Francis, George Hamilton, Nancy Sinatra, The Challengers, Johnny Crawford, Deborah Walley, among others. It was sponsored by Dr Pepper.
  • 1962
    Age 19
    In 1962 Jan Berry decided to create a female answer to Jan & Dean called Judy & Jill, featuring Gibson with Dean Torrence's girlfriend Judy Lovejoy.
    More Details Hide Details Demo recordings such as "Come On Baby" (written by Gibson and Lovejoy), "Eleventh Minute" (written by Gibson and Altfeld), "Just For Tonight", and "Baby What's It Gonna Be" were cut and produced by Berry for Liberty Records. Gibson performed most of the leads on these unreleased demos. Nothing major happened with the Judy & Jill recordings, however, and Gibson switched to providing background vocals on several Jan & Dean album tracks. Meanwhile, she studied visual arts at the University of California at Los Angeles.
  • 1959
    Age 16
    Jill Gibson was studying at University High School in Los Angeles, California when she met Jan Berry of Jan & Dean fame in 1959.
    More Details Hide Details The two were an item for the next seven years. Together they wrote over a dozen songs and through Berry, Gibson got more involved with the music scene. Eventually she began composing songs with other known songwriters such as Don Altfeld, George Tipton and Roger Christian, a Los Angeles-based disc jockey who also wrote with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
  • 1942
    Jill Gibson was born in Los Angeles, California on June 18, 1942.
    More Details Hide Details She is half-English. Gibson attended University High School in Los Angeles. She is a former model.
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