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Phil Ochs: Death of a Rebel Marc Eliot

Phil Ochs: Death of a Rebel

Marc Eliot

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ISBN : 9780711920866
Paperback
350 pages
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This controversial biography has become a primary reference on the life & times of Phil Ochs, student activist, journalist, 60s rebel, social commentator, street socialist, poet, pop star & disturbed child of an America gone war &MoreThis controversial biography has become a primary reference on the life & times of Phil Ochs, student activist, journalist, 60s rebel, social commentator, street socialist, poet, pop star & disturbed child of an America gone war & assassination-crazy.Altho his recordings were never bestsellers & there were times when he was more greatly appreciated in the UK, Canada & the 3rd World than at home, the late Philip David Ochs was one of the few American folksingers, aside from Woody Guthrie & Bob Dylan, who wrote & performed his own songs. This singing journalists earliest ballads--championing civil rights, pacifism & revolution, attacking unemployment & US foreign policy--dealt with the romance of politics. Later ones celebrated the politics of romance. Fascinated by night, death, drowning, James Dean & Elvis Presley, Ochs was only 36 when, after surviving an attack in Africa followed by a psychotic break, he hanged himself in 1976. Eliots sympathetic, powerful biography 1st appeared in paperback in 1979. Newer editions contain an epilog that updates information on Ochss family & friends, discusses the FBIs 13-year surveillance of him & offers a revised discography.