Phil Ochs: Age 35 | Cause Of Death: SUICIDE

Phil Ochs

(b. 19 December 1940, El Paso, Texas, d. 7 April 1976).

A superior singer/songwriter, particularly adept at the topical song, He was attacked during a tour of Africa and an attempted strangulation permanently impaired his singing voice. Beset by a chronic songwriting block, Phil sought solace in alcohol and although a rally/concert in aid of Chile, AN EVENING WITH SALVADOR ALLENDE, succeeded through his considerable entreaties, he later succumbed to schizophrenia. Phil Ochs’ was found hanged at his sister’s home on 7 April 1976.   To read more Link to:  Phil Ochs: A Bio-Bibliography                    Phil as Elvis at Carnegie Hall