Monday, 2 February 2009

The Phil Ochs Video Vault: Gerde's Folk City (1975)

The last known footage taken of Phil Ochs stems from the Bob Dylan film Renaldo & Clara (1978). The footage was shot on October 23, 1975 at a surprise birthday party for Mike Porco at Folk City. Phil asks for (and receives) Bob Dylan's hat from Bob Neuwirth ("not the guitar, the hat"). Unfortunately, just as Phil begins playing, the footage cuts away. According to Larry Sloman, Ochs played the following songs as part of his set (all cover songs):

1. Jimmy Brown
2. Too Many Parties
3. Two Brothers
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune

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