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Phil Ochs’ 75th Birthday Celebration
Date Saturday December 19
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Event Type Concert/Show
Celebrations of Phil Ochs 75th Birthday are scheduled to take place in various parts of the nation and the globe in December. Welcome to the Berkeley Celebration of American Topical Singer-Songwriter Philip David Ochs. The following artists have already agreed to do some songs for us! Hali Hammer, Vic Sadot, Carl Pascal, Eleanor Walden, Pierre Danger Fuque, Richard Ochs, Clyde Leland, Dave Welsh, Clyde Leland, Marcie Boyd, Carol Denney, and we expect several more before we close the “artist call”. Artists who answered the call to sing out for Phil Ochs will be featured in 10 minute segments starting at 7 pm.

Phil Ochs was a “Boy in Ohio” who grew up to become part of the great 1960’s American Folk Revival that started in Greenwich Village, New York City. Phil was a soulful and passionate part of the ever-expanding Anti-Vietnam War movement even when it might be the best “career move”. That era produced a wave of songwriters who got their first recognition in the pages of “Broadside: The National Topical Song Magazine” run by Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen. With that legacy in mind, we will gather together to sing out a hearty 75th Birthday salute to the man that Neil Young at FarmAid 2014 called “America’s greatest poet of the last century.”

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.


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Added to the calendar on Saturday Nov 28th, 2015 9:11 PM

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