Sounds: Phil Ochs — troubled troubadour

Forty years ago, on April 9, 1976, a despondent Phil Ochs took a belt and hanged himself in his sister’s home at age 35.

The folk singer had gone to her place in Far Rockaway, New York, to get away from the city, where he had burned a lot of bridges and made a general nuisance of himself, getting drunk regularly, threatening friends and strangers, and assuming a whole different name and personality, John Butler Train.

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