Original air date March 26, 2011 | Time 59:00
Phil Ochs, brilliant American singer-songwriter
His career began with performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963 and '64, we hear "Power and the Glory" and "Draft Dodger Rag". The beautiful ballad "Changes" and "Love Me I'm a Liberal" from 1996 Live in Concert. His experimental orchestration for "The Crucifixion" about how a man like John F Kennedy can be killed was a new style "baroque folk". His disillusionment with politics and music can be heard in his 1968 performance of "I Ain't a Marchin' Anymore" Live in Vancouver. He decided that the American public wasn't interested in protest songs and he returns to his roots with a rock band playing Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly songs in his 1970 live concerts "Gunfight at Carnegie Hall". He died at 36 yrs old in 1976.