A voice and message so beautiful
Phil Ochs - a voice and message so beautiful that the CIA couldn't let it continue.Comment left by Jonathan Holloway on my Facebook link to Protest Music. While on this thread it is worth remembering that Elliott Carter’s music was championed in Europe in the 1950s by the CIA funded American Congress for Cultural Freedom and the CIA was also heavily involved in the development of LSD with André Previn among the experimenters. And staying with unlikely alliances, if Benjamin Britten and Pete Seeger sounds improbable follow this path.
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A couple of my photos of Greenwich Village in the 60s are in the movie.
Phil is one of those long forgotten heros of the 60's. I'm seriously glad that this new film might renew interest in him and his music.