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Phil Ochs


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  • 1940
  • 1998
  • 1976
  • 1997
  • 1964

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Philip David Ochs (December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and haunting voice. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and released eight albums in his lifetime. Ochs performed at many political events, including anti-Vietnam War and civil rights rallies, student events, and organized labor events over the course of his career, in addition to many concert appearances at such venues as New York City’s Town Hall and Carnegie Hall. Politically, Ochs described himself as a “left social democrat” who became an “early revolutionary” after the protests at the 1968 Democratic... Read on...

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More songs by Phil Ochs (See Charts): When I'M Gone, Too Many Martyrs, Chords Of Fame, Santo Domingo, Kansas City Bomber, I Ain'T Marching Anymore, There But For Fortune, Crucifixion, and Here'S To The State Of Mississippi.

Popular in Folk (See Charts): Blowin' In The Wind, Don'T Think Twice It'S Alright, Father And Son, Banana Boat Song, I Want You, Suzanne, The Blower'S Daughter, Vincent, Positively 4th Street, and Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands.


Vicky Tiel wrote on August, 15th 2023 at 7:48pm:
I want this played at my funeral.

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