Remembering Phil Ochs

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The Folkways Collection – Episode 23: Phil Ochs

For a time, Phil Ochs was considered Bob Dylan’s greatest rival for the crown atop the politicized folk music movement of the 1960s. His life ended in tragedy; his downward spiral as an individual and as an artist coinciding with the increasingly confused and cynical mood of America in the late 60s and early 70s. This program examines the legacy of this great singer-songwriter.

 

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The 1960s Come Alive on a New York Stage at a Memorial for the Tragic Phil Ochs

If Phil Ochs was here, man, he would destroy this place. He would get everyone up on their feet by his third song. He would insult the audience. Insult the performers. He was wild. He was great. You know what I mean?

Read more from this article from People Magazine published on June 14, 1976 at…….The 1960s Come Alive on a New York Stage at a Memorial for the Tragic Phil Ochs

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