Phil Ochs’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 19, 1940

Death Date

Apr 9, 1976

Age of Death

35 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Apr 9, 1976


Folk Singer

The folk singer Phil Ochs died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American protest singer who performed for numerous anti-Vietnam War rallies, civil rights rallies, and organized labor events.

He was the son of physician Jacob Ochs and his Scottish-born wife Gertrude Phin.



“Even though you can’t expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make the attempt. That’s morality, that’s religion, that’s art, that’s life.” (Phil Ochs)


“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.” (Phil Ochs)


“Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and perhaps wondering about your breath?” (Phil Ochs)


“It is wrong to expect a reward for your struggles. The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win.” (Phil Ochs)


“There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.” (Phil Ochs)