Category Archives: Phil Ochs

Pleasures of the Harbor – Phil Ochs (1967)

“Pleasures of the Harbor is Phil Ochs‘ fourth full-length album and his first for A&M Records, released in 1967. It is one of Ochs’s most somber albums. In stark contrast to his three albums for Elektra Records which had all … Continue reading

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Not talkin’ bout a revolution: where are all the protest songs?

Joan Baez performs at an anti-Vietnam war demonstration in Trafalgar Square in 1965. “… In a year that marked the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta and 750 years since the Simon de Montfort parliament, the four celebrated … Continue reading

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Cafe church

‘Cafe in the Crypt’ of St Martin-in-the-Fields “A cafe church is a Christian church centered in cafés. These edifices are associated with alternative worship and the emerging church movements, and seek to find new forms and approaches to existing as … Continue reading

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The Gaslight Cafe

“The Gaslight Cafe was a coffeehouse in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Also known as The Village Gaslight, it opened in 1958 and became notable as a venue for folk music and other musical acts. It closed … Continue reading

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I Served in Vietnam. Here’s My Soundtrack.

Former WRVA News Anchor Paul Bottoms worked with Armed Forces Radio in Saigon. “‘Vietnam.’ The word comes camouflaged in music. Rock ’n’ roll, soul, pop and country. For those who watched the war unfold on the evening news, the music … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Marching Anymore – Phil Ochs (1965)

“I Ain’t Marching Anymore is Phil Ochs‘ second LP, released on Elektra Records in 1965. Dispensing with second guitarist Danny Kalb, Ochs performs alone on twelve original songs, an interpretation of Alfred Noyes‘ ‘The Highwayman‘ set to music (much as … Continue reading

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The March on the Pentagon: An Oral History

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators run up against military police as they attempt to penetrate security lines at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. “The Vietnam War is the only American conflict remembered as much for the opposition it … Continue reading

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