Phil Ochs

1940 - 1976

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Philip David Ochs () December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, political activism, often alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice. He wrote hundreds of songs in the 1960s and 1970s and released eight albums. Ochs performed at many political events during the 1960s counterculture era, including anti-Vietnam War and civil rights rallies, student events, and organized labor events over the course of his career, in addition to many concert appearances at such venues as New York City's Town Hall and Carnegie Hall. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phil Ochs has received more than 1,191,871 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Phil Ochs is the 252nd most popular singer (down from 248th in 2019), the 1,641st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,590th in 2019) and the 82nd most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Phil Ochs ranks 252 out of 3,541Before him are Mariska Veres, Lil Wayne, Joey Ramone, Tito Gobbi, Gene Vincent, and Tarkan. After him are Pérez Prado, Georg Ots, Umberto Tozzi, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, and Connie Francis.

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Among people born in 1940, Phil Ochs ranks 99Before him are Mike Hailwood, Fabrizio De André, Wilma Rudolph, Frida Boccara, Alan Kay, and Régis Debray. After him are Vladimir Cosma, Toshihide Maskawa, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, Anthony Fauci, Elke Sommer, and Jean-Luc Dehaene. Among people deceased in 1976, Phil Ochs ranks 56Before him are Gilbert Ryle, Carlo Gambino, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Mickey Cohen, Michael Polanyi, and Ivan Yakubovsky. After him are George Whipple, Mitsuo Fuchida, George Ostrogorsky, Harry Nyquist, Abdul Razak Hussein, and Carol Reed.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phil Ochs ranks 1,641 out of 15,968Before him are Daniel Davis (1945), Walt Whitman Rostow (1916), Lewis Hine (1874), Alicia Rhett (1915), Robert Fogel (1926), and Billy Dee Williams (1937). After him are Saul Bass (1920), Ira Levin (1929), Dennis Rader (1945), Brendan Fraser (1968), Veronica Lake (1922), and Cindy Crawford (1966).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Phil Ochs ranks 82Before him are Carole King (1942), Sonny Bono (1935), Axl Rose (1962), Lil Wayne (1982), Joey Ramone (1951), and Gene Vincent (1935). After him are Connie Francis (1938), Anthony Kiedis (1962), Eartha Kitt (1927), Cass Elliot (1941), Hank Williams (1923), and DJ Khaled (1975).