There But for Fortune: The Life of Phil Ochs

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Hyperion, Sep 6, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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Published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the death of the folksinger and activist, an authorized biography details Ochs's rise to fame, his influence on the music and politics of the 1960s, and the ongoing battle with depression that finally resulted in his suicide.

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There but for fortune: the life of Phil Ochs

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This highly readable biography of the late protest singer/songwriter and Dylan contemporary covers much of the same ground as Marc Eliot's Death of a Rebel (LJ 1/15/79), revised last year and reissued ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

MICHAEL SCHUMACHER is the author of five books, including biographies of Allen Ginsberg, Phil Ochs, and Eric Clapton. He lives in Wisconsin.

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