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Phil Ochs Dead

Dave Laing, Street Life, 1 May 1976

PHIL OCHS, who committed suicide in Los Angeles on April 9, was among the most sardonic and militant of the Greenwich Village folksingers of the early Sixties. But unlike his friend and rival Bob Dylan, he never achieved a forceful style of electric music, except perhaps on his last album, Gunfight At Carnegie Hall (1970) which, ironically his record label refused to release in the US or Britain.

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