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Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune –American Masters Looks At The Life And Death Of An American Original!

Phil Ochs in his first publicity shot (1963, New York City).<br />
"Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune", a film by Kenneth Bowser. A First Run Features release.

Phil Ochs was a protest singer’s protest singer. He wrote what he saw, and what he saw was injustice. Unlike more famous and more lauded protest singers, he didn’t couch his songs in metaphor – he was incisive and disturbing.

On American Masters [PBS, 10/9C], Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune follows Ochs’ life and music from its beginnings in the early sixties to his suicide at 35.

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