Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs

Born: December 19, 1940

Died: April 9, 1976

Nationality: American

Occupation: Musician

Biography: Philip David Ochs was an American protest singer and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and released eight albums in his lifetime.

Source/Notes: Have you Heard? The War is Over! The Village Voice (1967-11-23) [later published in Ochs' The War is Over (1968)]
Source/Notes: Liner notes - The Broadside Tapes 1 (made in the 1960s; published ca. 1980)

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Source/Notes: Statement in Broadside magazine (1962), quoted in Songs of the Vietnam Conflict (2001) by James E. Perone, p. 19

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Source/Notes: Introduction to The World Began In Eden And Ended in Los Angeles from There and Now: Live in Vancouver (1968)