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Death of a Rebel: A Biography of Phil Ochs

Death of a Rebel A Biography of Phil Ochs This controversial biography has become a primary reference on the life times of Phil Ochs student activist journalist s rebel social commentator street socialist poet pop star disturbed chil

  • Title: Death of a Rebel: A Biography of Phil Ochs
  • Author: Marc Eliot Vin Scelsa
  • ISBN: 9780517063408
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 assassination crazy Altho his recordings were never bestsellers there were times when he was greatly appreciated in theThis 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 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 journalist s 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 Eliot s sympathetic, powerful biography 1st appeared in paperback in 1979 Newer editions contain an epilog that updates information on Ochs s family friends, discusses the FBI s 13 year surveillance of him offers a revised discography.

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    1. Marc Eliot Vin Scelsa

      A pseudonym used by Dave Pedneau.

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    1. Two substantial biographies have been published about the life of Phil Ochs, this being the earlier, but it was revised and updated in a subsequent 1989 edition.I was introduced to the music and lyrics of Ochs by my father and WFMT's "Midnight Special" program in the early sixties. Making my first true friends in high school, I found a community which included others familiar with that program and with Ochs and his associates from NY's Greenwich Village and later Chicago's Gate of Horn days: Dav [...]


    2. Though there are now a few pretty good Phil Ochs bios out there, this one is a good introduction to the man. Others might have a bit too much detail for the average joe, especially those not familiar with the life and music of Mr. Ochs. He was taking risks when others played it safe (Dylan, i'm looking at you!) He took chances, said what he had to sayd his world crumbled.hanging himself in 1976 in Far Rockaway, Queens. One of the most beautiful tragic souls to ever swim through the sewer what is [...]


    3. I read this book in 2-1/2 days! Absolutely engrossing. Eliot deftly handles difficult aspects of Phil's life, personality and legacy. In no way a hagiography, this biography of what Eliot calls Ochs's "life and times" deals with Phil's misogyny & chauvinism, paranoia, mental illness and alcoholism, while at the same time revealing Phil as an idealistic (though flawed) and, at times, success-hungry artist and performer. I was afraid I would end up hating Phil Ochs after reading about his many [...]





    4. I'm very excited about this gift from my dad. I LOVE Phil and while his life-story is difficult, I also find it really inspiring.



    5. An interesting, well written biography of Phil Ochs. He was active in the early sixties folk revival as a singer songwriter. He wrote many topical songs, similar to Bob Dylan before he went electric. Some of his songs were covered by Joan Baez and others. He hung out with that crowd in NY. But he had conflicting ambitions, to be famous and know for his songs. Unfortunately, he lacked the talent and temperament to be a star and still be beloved. Through the late 60's into the 70's, the quality of [...]


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