フィル・オークスの命日

1976年4月9日、フォークシンガー フィル・オークス縊死。享年35。
反戦を鼓吹する危険思想の持ち主として当局よりマークされていたようだ。
確かに発していたメッセージは、詩人ボブ・ディランなどに比べると、かなり政治的かつ具体的だった。

and we listened to Phil Ochs. Ochs is dead now – as dead as my mother and Michael Landon, and Ronnie Malenfant. He hanged himself with his belt.
http://soft.rosinstrument.com/lib/In_Russian/Stephen_King/Hearts_In_Atlantis.txt-ps100-pn111

In January 1976, Ochs moved to Far Rockaway, New York, to live with his sister Sonny. He was lethargic; his only activities were watching television and playing cards with his nephews. Ochs saw a psychiatrist, who diagnosed his bipolar disorder. He was prescribed medication, and he told his sister he was taking it. On April 9, 1976, Ochs hanged himself.
<Phil Ochs – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia>

(上左)アルバム『All the News That’s Fit to Sing』(Elektra, 1964)
(上右)アルバム『I Ain’t Marching Anymore』(Elektra, 1965)

Phil Ochs – What are you fighting for?

Phil Ochs – Ballad of William Worthy

Phil Ochs – Talking Vietnam

Phil Ochs – White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land(1965 Demo)

Phil Ochs – The War Is Over

The opening is a theme from the National Emblem March by Edwin Eugene Bagley.
Other parts of the arrangement include quotes from John Philip Sousa’s patriotic march “Stars and Stripes Forever”, implying that opposition to the Vietnam War was patriotic.
As the song fades out, the horns play part of Ochs’s own “I Ain’t Marching Anymore”.
The War Is Over (Phil Ochs song) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  ※(追記:この動画は削除されました

 

<参考>
Eddie Lawrence – The Old Philosopher(1956)
accompanied by The Sentimental Four
使われるマーチは “National Emblem(国民の象徴)” のBメロ。2度目の引用。

Phil Ochs – I Ain’t Marching Anymore

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