Phil Ochs

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Phil Ochs
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Background information
Birth namePhilip David Ochs
Born(1940-12-19)December 19, 1940
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
DiedApril 9, 1976(1976-04-09) (aged 35)
Far Rockaway, New York City, U.S.
GenresFolk, protest music, folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, piano
Years active1962–1976
LabelsElektra, A&M

Philip David Ochs (/ˈks/; December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American songwriter and protest singer. He wrote songs during the Free Speech movement in Berkeley, California and during many political events during the 1960s counterculture era such as the Civil rights movement and protests against the Vietnam War.[1]

Ochs hung himself at an apartment building on April 9, 1976 in New York City, aged 35.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jones, Dylan (2012-10-30). The Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music: From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Pop. Macmillan. ISBN 9781250031884.