Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
1940 - 1976

Phil Ochs  American Composer


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First Name Phil
Last Name Ochs
Age 35 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th December, 1940
Birthplace El Paso, Texas
Died 9th April, 1976
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Religion Jewish
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter
Occupation Composer
Music Genre (Text) Folk, protest music, folk rock
Music Genre Folk
Year(s) Active 1962–1976
Music Style Pop/Rock, Political Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Protest Songs, Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop
Music Mood Literate, Acerbic, Witty, Plaintive, Austere, Brooding, Angst-Ridden, Rebellious, Cynical/Sarcastic, Wry, Earnest, Autumnal, Passionate, Confrontational, Fierce, Bleak, Rousing, Bittersweet, Intense, Angry, Cerebral
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar, vocals, piano
Record Label Elektra, A&M

Philip David "Phil" Ochs (/ˈoʊks/; December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and '70s and released eight albums.

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