A True Son: Phil Ochs' Power and Glory
In a poignant tribute, the archival materials of the great Phil Ochs, whose passion for social justice we could use these days, have been donated to Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center, the first artist other than Guthrie to join a collection honoring music that "gives voice to the voiceless." Dubbed "a true son" of Guthrie, Ochs left us too soon, committing suicide at 35. But his fearless furious songs of the 1960s and 70s live on - hear his iconic The War Is Over or Power and the Glory for proof - and remain as painfully cogent as ever. The full PBS documentary There But For Fortune and the newly released CD Phil Ochs Live Again remind us, bittersweet, what we're missing.