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Philip David Ochs (* 19. Dezember 1940 in El Paso, Texas, USA; † 9. April 1976) war ein US-amerikanischer Songwriter. Er sang vor allem Protestsongs, oder, wie er es selbst nannte, "topical songs" (Lieder über aktuelle Themen).

Ochs studierte an der Ohio State University Journalismus, brach sein Studium allerdings in seinem letzten Jahr ab. Er zog nach New York City und wurde ein wichtiger Teil der Folkmusikszene des Greenwich Village. Er trat als unpolierter, jedoch leidenschaftlicher Sänger hervor, der imstande war, ergreifend-bissige… mehr erfahren



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  • To my mind, Phil's greatness is in his outstanding sense of time, sense of the moment, that's what makes me constantly return to his songs, that's what's making his songs truly eternal.
  • Seriously though, I just cannot get over how great Phil Ochs is. Whether touching on political or personal matters, the man put my thoughts and feelings into music form decades before I was born.
  • You've got to love Phil's wittiness.
  • woah spooky
  • I first scrobbled Phil Ochs exactly one year ago today. I don't think I knew that was the day he died at the time :S
  • you are remembered. 39 years. rip
  • Happy birthday, Phil. Your words are the power and your legacy is the glory.
  • Happy birthday Phil. In these times of renewed upheaval, your silence is deafening
  • wow, this guy's life story is seriously depressing
  • a honest, talented man with amazing creativity and wittiness. he will be missed forever.

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