Farewells & Fantasies

  • Title: Farewells & Fantasies
  • Author: Phil Ochs Meegan Lee Ochs Mark Kemp Ben Edmonds
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover
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    Farewells & Fantasies

    About Phil Ochs Meegan Lee Ochs Mark Kemp Ben Edmonds


    1. Philip David Ochs grew up in a non political middle class family While in college at Ohio State University, he met Jim Glover who became his roommate whose father was Phil s political teacher It was during this time, while he was majoring in journalism, that he formed his political beliefs started putting them to music After 3 years of college, Phil dropped out went to New York City This was during the early 60s when things were booming in Greenwich Village Phil started out singing at open mikes passing the hat By 64 he was well enough established to release his 1st album, All the News That s Fit to Sing His 2nd album, I Ain t Marching Any , was released in 65 By 66 he was able to sell out Carnegie Hall for a solo concert Most of Phil s songs were very political, some humorous some very serious He wrote about the topics of the day civil rights, VietNam, hungry miners, personalities such as Billy Sol Estes, JFK, Medgar Evers, Wm Worthy Lou Marsh In 67 he signed with AM Records where his 1st release was Pleasures of the Harbor in which he used heavily orchestrated arrangements for the 1st time Some fans criticized this change, while others accepted it Phil continued to perform travel around the world While in Dar Es Salaam, he was mugged lost the top 3 notes of his vocal range This event seemed to send him on a downward spiral His last years were troubled ones He suffered from manic depression plus an affinity for the bottle He committed suicide on 4 9 76, aged 35 Many of Phil s songs have been covered by other artists Some of his best known songs are Changes , There But For Fortune , I Ain t Marching Any , Draft Dodger , Small Circle of Friends , Crucifixion When I m Gone There ve been 2 biographies about him Death of a Rebel by Marc Elliot in 77 There but for Fortune The Life of Phil Ochs by Michael Schumacher in 96 Rhino Records released a 3 CD compilation titled Farewells Fantasies in 97 which includes all his best known works plus some previously unreleased tracks Sliced Bread Records released a double CD of covers of Phil s songs performed by 28 artists in 98 entitled The Songs of Phil Ochs.


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    1. Contained in this book is a biography of Ochs and a listing of his recordings, both domestic and foreign.

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