• Born date: 1940-12-19
  • Born in: Texas
  • Death date: 1976-04-09
  • Death in: New york
Phil Ochs

Philip David "Phil" Ochs (/ˈoʊks/; December 19, 1940 – April 9, 1976) was an American protest singer (or, as he preferred, a topical singer) and songwriter who was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice.