Sunday, 28 August 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Phil Ochs in the News

In the beginning, it was the Hootenanny
Philadelphia Inquirer
Name acts in 1965 included Phil Ochs, Mississippi John Hurt, Judy Collins, Tom Rush, and Tom Paxton. That show was the last in Paoli as organizers realized ...

What to see and do at the Philadelphia Folk Festival
Philadelphia Daily News
Tomorrow, the daytime activities start at 11 am and are in high gear an hour later with the "Songs of Phil Ochs" workshop, led by his sister Sonny, ...

Judy Collins to perform in Red Bank
The Star-Ledger -
Under the guidance of producer Mark Abramson, who had worked on Phil Ochs' 1966 live album, even the familiar became strange. Bob Dylan's “Just Like Tom ...

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Phil Ochs in the News

Raging Against the Corporate Media Machine
The Nation
... lead guitarist of Rage Against the Machine, protest-musician and activist, painstakingly parody his newest album cover after Phil Ochs's “Gunfight at ...

Local stars shine at 50th annual folkfest
Montgomery Newspapers
Shay and I agree that John Francis will do very well at the Phil Ochs workshop, which deals with topical songs. John Flynn will be on that panel too. ...

Sonny Ochs To Speak At Avon Theatre
The sister of folksinger Phil Ochs will appear at a screening of a documentary about the late performer's life. On Wednesday, August 17, at 7:30 pm the Avon ...

High-riding hoppers
Bangalore Mirror
“One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to people than a thousand rallies,” said folk singer Phil Ochs decades ago. ...

Don't Shut 'Em Down: An Interview with Flogging Molly
... of hope and humor amidst the darkest themes, drawing upon the tradition of songwriters such as Phil Ochs, Johnny Cash, Billy Bragg, and Joe Strummer. ...

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Phil Ochs - Danny Boy

Phil Ochs' cover of Conway Twitty's "Danny Boy" at the Troubadour Nightclub in Los Angeles, CA on February 1, 1970.

Phil Ochs in the News: Legends of Folk

Video: 'Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune' eyes singer's rise, fall
Evansville Courier & Press
By BRUCE DANCIS / Scripps Howard News Service Phil Ochs didn't just chronicle the civil-rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s in song, he was part of ...

New CDs feature comedy, rock and jazz
Albany Times Union
Phil Ochs' legendary near-hit "Outside of a Small Circle of Friends" was inspired in part by the 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese, who was stabbed to death ...

Musical Stars Shine on PBS in August
... Don McLean, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, The Mamas and the Papas, Jim Kweskin Jug Band, New Lost City Ramblers, Mississippi John Hurt, and Tim Hardin. ...

Rant 'N' Roll: Phil Ochs and Victor Jara
Aquarian Weekly
The other night I saw the Phil Ochs documentary, There But For Fortune, and can't stop thinking about a story Pete Seeger told of Chilean folksinger Victor ...

A young Bob Dylan performs 'Blowin' in the Wind' on 'Legends of Folk.'
New York Daily News
Phil Ochs didn't write "I Ain't A Marchin' Any More" to promote pledge drives. He wrote it to say war isn't the answer, a discussion as relevant today as it ...

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune
Fairfield County Online
Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune“A stimulating reflection on the American countercultural protest movement examined through the prism of one of its most ...

Phil Ochs Lives! New Film, “There But For Fortune”
Veterans News Now
I believe Phil Ochs to be the most critical artist of the civil rights and peace movement. He was a wounded man who produced a body of work that needs to be ...

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Phil Ochs - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You

Phil Ochs' cover of Elvis Presley's "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" at the Troubadour Nightclub in Los Angeles, CA on February 1, 1970.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune Documentary News

'60s folkie Phil Ochs sings again in documentary
Kansas City Star
By BRUCE DANCIS Phil Ochs didn't just chronicle the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s in song, he was part of them. Like Bob Dylan, his friend and idol, Ochs became a spokesman for young people who were both energized by the election of ...

Phil Ochs in Vancouver: an interview with Steve Rodgman
Alienated in Vancouver
I was fortunate to see him live at The Egress, a club now long gone, on Beatty St. in August, 1973...From what I can remember, he was everything I had hoped for. Made some great intros to his songs with comments in between. Funny at times. Good sense of humour. Sang fantastically. Every song got a huge reaction.