Saturday, April 9, 2011

Phil Ochs

It's always the old who lead us to the war 
It's always the young who fall 
Now look at all we've won 
With the saber and the gun 
Tell me is it worth it all? 
(From his 1965 song, "I Ain't Marching Anymore" -- arguably the greatest antiwar protest song of the era.  The attorney for the "Chicago Seven" attorneys called him as a witness during their criminal conspiracy trial and asked him to sing the song in court, but the judge would not allow him to do so.  Ochs committed suicide on this date in 1976.  He was 36.)

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