1962 to 1976
December 19, 1940 in Texas
April 9, 1976
El Paso, TX, United States
Philip David Ochs (pronounced /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 haunting voice. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and released eight albums in his lifetime.
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