Phil Ochs

1940 - 1976

Phil Ochs

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, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and 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 1,057,413 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 247th most popular singer.

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  • 57.17

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  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.30

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Phil Ochs ranks 247 out of 3,001Before him are Teresa Berganza, Gianni Morandi, Glenn Hughes, Psy, Jussi Björling, and Tito Gobbi. After him are Kiri Te Kanawa, Cab Calloway, Rita Pavone, Connie Francis, Bülent Ersoy, and Laura Branigan.

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Among people born in 1940, Phil Ochs ranks 95Before him are Dionne Warwick, Mike Hailwood, Linda Gray, Thomas A. Steitz, Frida Boccara, and Vittorio Storaro. After him are Fabrizio De André, Mamnoon Hussain, Jean-Luc Dehaene, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jerzy Buzek, and Bechara Boutros al-Rahi. Among people deceased in 1976, Phil Ochs ranks 54Before him are Kazi Nazrul Islam, Arnold Gehlen, Michael Polanyi, Harry Nyquist, George Ostrogorsky, and Eileen Gray. After him are Willi Hennig, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Ivan Yakubovsky, Mikhail Gurevich, Abdul Razak Hussein, and Alexandros Panagoulis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phil Ochs ranks 1,590 out of 12,171Before him are Bill Tilden (1893), Andrew Garfield (1983), Lucy Liu (1968), Matt LeBlanc (1967), Lizzie Borden (1860), and Avery Brundage (1887). After him are Matthew Perry (1969), George Roy Hill (1921), Richard Avedon (1923), Cab Calloway (1907), Sam Elliott (1944), and Whitey Bulger (1929).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Phil Ochs ranks 78Before him are Sam Cooke (1931), Beyoncé (1981), Chris Cornell (1964), Sonny Bono (1935), Lil Wayne (1982), and Gene Vincent (1935). After him are Cab Calloway (1907), Connie Francis (1938), Laura Branigan (1952), Eric Adams (1952), Debbie Harry (1945), and DJ Khaled (1975).