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The Resource There but for fortune : the life of Phil Ochs, Michael Schumacher

There but for fortune : the life of Phil Ochs, Michael Schumacher

Label
There but for fortune : the life of Phil Ochs
Title
There but for fortune
Title remainder
the life of Phil Ochs
Statement of responsibility
Michael Schumacher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Phil Ochs burst onto the American music scene just as the popularity of folk music was breaking through on the national consciousness. Along with friend and rival Bob Dylan, Ochs wrote some of the most compelling topical music of his time. In There But for Fortune, Michael Schumacher explores the life and career of a singer, songwriter, and political activist whose music resonates today as much as it applied to a divided country a half-century ago. His politically charged songs were covered by Pete Seeger; Joan Baez; Gordon Lightfoot; Peter, Paul and Mary; and a host of others, and such songs as 'I Ain't Marching Anymore' and 'The War Is Over' became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement. He seemed to be performing everywhere, from concerts on college campuses to huge demonstrations, culminating with an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. But as this biography illustrates in painstaking detail, Ochs suffered from a dark side that gravely affected his life and music. Diagnosed as manic depressive, he shifted between incredible highs and debilitating lows that ultimately drove him to suicide at age 36. To piece together his life story, Schumacher interviewed Ochs's friends, family members, and fellow musicians; examined his journals and scrapbooks; and even scrutinized his FBI files. While Phil Ochs's life might have been plagued by downturn and tragedies, his music is an enduring call to activism and fighting for a better future."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schumacher, Michael
Dewey number
  • 782.42162/130092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.O29
LC item number
S43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ochs, Phil
  • Singers
Label
There but for fortune : the life of Phil Ochs, Michael Schumacher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125639949
  • 31223125639956
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First University of Minnesota Press edition.
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781517903541
Lccn
2017055599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007307181
Label
There but for fortune : the life of Phil Ochs, Michael Schumacher
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223125639949
  • 31223125639956
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First University of Minnesota Press edition.
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781517903541
Lccn
2017055599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1007307181

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