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Phil Ochs

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Van Dyke Parks on Phil Ochs (1997)

Interview by Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages Audio, September 1997

VDP on his relationship with Phil Ochs, Ochs' relationship with Bob Dylan, producing Greatest Hits, and his dislike of the Byrds

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 38.2mb, total interview length: 41' 41" sound quality: * (phoner)

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Phil Ochs and Protest Songs

Interview by Jane Heil, Hit Parader, January 1966

AS EVERYONE already knows, folk songs have come off the back porch and out of the pads, and are now very big business. Everybody listens ...

Newport Festival: Teenage Takeover In Millionaires' Playground

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 31 July 1966

Once again rebellious young rock 'n' rollers have turned exclusive Newport into a riot city of jazz and festival From LILLIAN ROXON, who visited Newport, U.S., ...

Beaulieu Folk Festival, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 13 August 1966

Beaulieu — a real triumph thanks to the downpour ...

Phil Ochs: Phil Ochs In Concert (Elektra EKL 310)

Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 20 August 1966

Vicious, brilliant dynamite from Phil ...

Phil Ochs: America's Fieriest Songwriter

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 17 September 1966

LAST TIME American singer/songwriter Phil Ochs was here he stormed around from gig to gig, ending up in a four-letter-worded altercation with a St Pancras ...

Hollywood Underground

Column by Judith Sims, TeenSet, September 1967

HOWDY, hip happies! I'm in a good mood, in case you couldn’t guess from that kray-zee salutation! Why am I in a good mood? You ...

Loraine Alterman on Pop Records: The Shattering Impact of the Doors

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 5 November 1967

THE DOORS, with Jim Morrison singing lead in his urgent, compelling voice, lead you into the strange world of their music after the freaky album ...

Turning On: Albums by Jefferson Airplane et al

Review by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 30 December 1967

AFTER BATHING AT BAXTERS (RCA) Jefferson Airplane. 'Ballad of You Me and Poohneil', 'The War is Over', 'Saturday Afternoon', plus nine other tracks. ...

No strings attached...

Comment by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 6 January 1968

DEAR JUDY, Julie, Phil, Tom and Al: Girls! Fellows! What's got into you? It's getting so a folksinger isn't a folksinger any more. ...

The Extraordinary Mind Of Phil Ochs

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, 13 January 1968

PHIL OCHS has packed concert houses from New York's famed Carnegie Hall to the Santa Monica Civic auditorium, has sung at Civil Rights Marches in ...

The War Isn't Over for Phil Ochs Yet

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 27 July 1968

WHEN PHIL OCHS arrived in England on his recent visit the immigration people almost didn't let him in. "They asked me did I want to ...

Albums from the Band, Cream, Country Joe & the Fish, Donovan, Randy Newman, the Incredible String Band, Phil Ochs, and the Doors

Review by Paul Nelson, Hullabaloo, October 1968

HERE WE are, talking to ourselves again, still waiting for the new releases by the Rolling Stones, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Doors, the Byrds, ...

Phil Ochs: Hunter College, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 19 April 1971

Real Phil Ochs Back, But There's a Penalty ...

Phil Ochs: God Help The Troubadour

Profile and Interview by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, 27 May 1971

Who was that foolThrew the basket in the pool? ...

Home Thoughts Of Phil Ochs

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 19 January 1974

ALTHOUGH I'M typing this in Greenwich Village, New York City, this story really begins 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles. ...

Phil Ochs

Book Excerpt by Bruce Pollock, 'In Their Own Words' (Collier Books), 1975

FOR A LONG PERIOD of time in Greenwich Village, Phil Ochs served as a sort of town crier. Each month at the Sunday Songwriters Workshop ...

Bob Dylan and Friends on the Bus: Like a Rolling Thunder

Report by Larry Sloman, Rolling Stone, 4 December 1975

NEW YORK — It was four o'clock on a brandy-soaked October Thursday morning in Greenwich Village as about 20 friends and assorted hangers-on gathered in ...

Phil Ochs Dead

Obituary by Dave Laing, Street Life, 1 May 1976

PHIL OCHS, who committed suicide in Los Angeles on April 9, was among the most sardonic and militant of the Greenwich Village folksingers of the ...

Phil Ochs: One-Way Ticket Home

Retrospective by Phil Mershon, Perfect Sound Forever, September 2001

AROUND 1980, my friend Julia invited me over to listen to a compilation album by a singer named Phil Ochs. I was a college senior, ...

Phil Ochs: Bringing It All Back Home

Comment by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 9 November 2001

"WHILE THE Movement died a natural death, the music died by hanging," Esquire's headline said when the protest singer Phil Ochs committed suicide in 1976. ...

Elektra Label: Various Reissues

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, December 2001

Twenty-album reissue programme commemorates a great Sixties label ...

There But for Phil

Memoir by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, November 2002

BACK IN AUGUST 1973, Melody Maker sent me to Los Angeles to become their US correspondent, the third in line after Roy Hollingworth and Michael ...

Pioneers: Phil Ochs

Retrospective by Mark Kemp, Texas Music, Spring 2009

WHEN CONVERSATION turns to the great lyricists of the '60s and '70s, Bob Dylan's name invariably comes first. Then maybe John Lennon, Neil Young, Bob ...

Phil Ochs Lives!

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Simmons, Huffington Post, 3 January 2011

The late Phil Ochs, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of the 1960s in a rarified perch with Dylan, Joni and Cohen, wasn't a household name ...

How Phil Ochs Went from Folk Hero to Rock & Roll Revolutionary

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2017

PHIL OCHS had been on the stage of Carnegie Hall before. He first headlined there in January 1966, armed with incendiary topical material and witty ...


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