Monday, 2 February 2009

The Phil Ochs Video Vault: Yippie (1968)

The Youth International Party's biting critique of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Yippie members included Abbie Hoffman, Anita Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Nancy Kurshan, Paul Krassner, Stew Albert, Dick Gregory, Ed Sanders, Phil Ochs, Jonah Raskin, Dana Beal and David Peel. Film includes alternate versions of "I Ain't Marching Anymore" and "William Butler Yeats Visits Lincoln Park and Escapes Unscathed" by Phil Ochs.

"[...] furnished tape recordings of the remarks of Abbott Howard Hoffman (100-449923) during his public talk given at the University on 4/30/69. Excerpts taken from the tape concerned a catalog of films made to send to schools and to be shown on the streets and in communities. The film that won the academy award for the most political relevance by Students for a Democratic Society was made by Hoffman, Ed Sanders, Phil Ochs and G.W. Griffith. Ochs and some other Yippies made up a song for the film." --Excerpt from Phil Ochs' FBI File

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