Phil Phillips (born John Phillip Baptiste on March 14, 1931 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) is an African Americansinger and songwriter best known for his 1959 hit "Sea of Love." The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, although he never recorded another Top 40 song. Image File history File links Phil_Phillips_promo_image. ... Image File history File links Phil_Phillips_promo_image. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Lake Charles skyline from an I-10 beach on the opposite side of Lake Charles (the lake). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Sea of love is a song recorded by The Honeydrippers on there 1984 album The Honeydrippers: Volume One. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...
The song was featured as a plot device in the film Sea of Love starring Al Pacino. Sea of Love is a 1989 drama about New York City detective Frank Keller trying to catch a serial killer who finds victims through the lonely hearts column in newspapers. ... Al Pacino (right) with Robert Duvall in The Godfather. ...
Phillips, who also received an MBA from Harvard in 1965, was appointed to the three-year post by President Bush and has more than 35 years of private-sector experience.
Phillips is currently chairman and CEO of Phillips Interests, a real estate and home furnishings showroom management company in High Point, and a partner in Showplace, a local showroom and exhibition complex.
Phillips also served on the University's Board of Governors and the Kenan-Flagler Board of Visitors and, in 2000, was co-chairman of North Carolinians for Educational Opportunities, a $3.1 billion university and community college bond referendum that won overwhelming approval by voters.
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