There but for fortune the life of phil ochs michael schumacher on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the life and influence of singer phil ochs phil ochs burst onto the american music scene just as the popularity of folk music was breaking through on the national consciousness along with friend and rival bob dylan. The life and influence of singer phil ochs there but for fortune intensely studies the burgeoning and surprisingly competitive 60s folk scene and ochs place in it in revisiting the societal and political tumult of the period following ochs to the deep south for an education in the civil rights movement and detailing his involvement in the anti war movement schumacher employs the . Phil ochs there but for fortune is a documentary film on the life and times of folk singer songwriter phil ochs the film released theatrically in january 2011 was written and directed by kenneth bowser its title is taken from one of ochs best known songs there but for fortune 1963the film features extensive archival footage of ochs as well as scenes reflecting the turbulent . After a long battle with writers block manic depression internationally acclaimed folksinger activist phil ochs hung himself in 1976 his music had been a spark firing 60s political idealism his death signaled the end of an era there but for fortune the life of phil ochs is both an in depth . There but for fortune is a song by american folk musician phil ochs ochs wrote the song in 1963 and recorded it twice for new folks volume 2 vanguard 1964 and phil ochs in concert elektra 1966 joan baez also recorded there but for fortune in 1964 and her version of the song became a chart hit
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