• Phil Ochs

    Out 17 2007, 23h52 por thevoid999

    Philip David Ochs was born December 19, 1940, in El Paso, Texas. Ochs was a “topical” singer, guitarist and songwriter, who first garnered attention in New York’s Greenwich Village. Fellow folk singer Dave Van Ronk commented that “as a lyricist, there was nobody like Phil before and there has not been anybody since…he had a touch that was so distinctive that it just could not be anybody else. He had been a journalism student before he became a singer, and he would never sacrifice what he felt to be the truth for a good line.” Folk singer and activist Pete Seeger wrote Phil a note in 1963 that said “I wish I had one tenth your talent as a songwriter.” An early opponent of the Vietnam War, Ochs took part in numerous anti-war protests and demonstrations. In 1964, Bob Dylan commented in Broadside magazine that “I just can’t keep up with Phil. And he’s getting better and better and better.” Ochs eventually recorded a total of eight albums for Elektra and A&M Records. …