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Phil Ochs- I Ain't Marching Anymore (1965)

Updated: Jan 25


Ain’t Marching Anymore (Elektra Records)

Recorded 1964

Released February 1965

I Ain't Marching Anymore by Phil Ochs, released in February 1965, stands as a seminal protest album, showcasing Ochs' prowess as a political songwriter and singer. Born in 1940, Ochs gained notoriety in the 1960s folk scene. The album covers diverse social and political issues, from anti-war sentiments in the title track to racial tensions in "In The Heat Of The Summer." Ochs' poignant commentary extends to labor unions, poverty, the death penalty, and civil rights issues. Despite initial acclaim, Ochs faced personal struggles, disillusionment, and tragedy, eventually succumbing to suicide in 1976. "I Ain't Marching Anymore" remains a powerful testament to Ochs' impactful message and musical talent.

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