Entity | Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
Philip David Ochs (/ˈoʊks/; December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American songwriter and protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer). Ochs was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, political activism, often alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and 1970s and released eight albums. Ochs performed at many political events during the 1960s counterculture era, including anti-Vietnam War and civil rights rallies, student events, and organized labor events over the course of his career, in addition to many concert appearances at such venues as New York City's Town Hall and Carnegie Hall. Politically, Ochs described himself as a "left social democrat" who became an "early revolutionary" after the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago led to a police riot, which had a profound effect on his state of mind.
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Born: 1940, El Paso
Died: 1976, Far Rockaway

Alternate Names: Ochs, Phil, Ochs, Phil, 1940-1976, Ochs Philip 1940-1976, Ochs, Philip David, Train, John Butler, Ochs, Philip David 1940-1976, Philip David Ochs
Occupation(s): guitarist, songwriter, singer-songwriter, singer, poet

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National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) 1

National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) 1