Utah Phillips’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 15, 1935

Death Date

May 23, 2008

Age of Death

73 years

Cause of Death



Folk Singer

The folk singer Utah Phillips died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Folk musician known for Goodnight-Loving Trail and Daddy, What’s a Train? He was called the Golden Voice of the Great Southwest.

He was the son of labor organizer Edwin Deroger Phillips and Frances Kathleen Coates.



“It is better to be likable than to be talented.” (Utah Phillips)


“It’s nice to know there are some things in early 21st-century post-industrial culture that don’t change very fast. I am one of those.” (Utah Phillips)


“I don’t need fame and I don’t need power and I don’t need wealth. I’m in need of friends, which I have found in abundance.” (Utah Phillips)


“What I really learned in the army was how to be a pacifist.” (Utah Phillips)


“I tramped. When I was on the freight trains, I wasn’t looking for work. I was looking to go from place to place without paying any money.” (Utah Phillips)