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Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
Born: Dec 19, 1940 in El Paso, TX
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Died: Apr 9, 1976 in Far Rockaway, NY
Genre: Country, Folk, Pop/Rock
Biography: Phil Ochs is a figure both glorious and tragic who haunts the history of the 1960s folk revival and its aftermath. A topical singer and songwriter in the manner of Lee Hays, Pete Seeger, and Woody Guthrie from the previous generation, he was forever in the shadow of Bob Dylan in terms of the recognition ...Read full biography
Pleasures of the Harbor
Released: 1967
Label: Collectors' Choice Music
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Going into the studio after Dylan's move into rock accompaniment and Sgt. Pepper's vast expansion of pop music, Ochs wanted to make a record that reflected all these trends, and he hired producer Larry ...Read full review
I Ain't Marching Anymore
Released: 1965
Label: Hannibal Records
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What a difference a year made for Phil Ochs -- his 1964 debut, All the News That's Fit to Sing, gained him a reputation as the most promising songwriter to come out of the Greenwich Village folk scene ...Read full review
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