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1970 Phil Ochs Concert Poster - From Larry Magid "Electric Factory" Collection

Lot Number 1247

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"Phil Ochs played at the Factory twice," writes Magid in his book Electric Factory: Four Decades in Posters and Photographs. "The first time he appeared as an outstanding folk and protest singer. For his second appearance, in 1970, he wore a gold lamé suit that he had commissioned from Elvis's costumer. The show ended badly. His new persona seemed to me like a protest of a protest. The rock scene was taking over from the folk scene. When Ochs tried to make it as a rock performer, more out of desperation than anything else, the transformation didn't come off, and you could see the beginning of his demise right in front of the audience." This is Magid's own poster from that very show. It's printed on index stock, measures 12-1/2 x 17" and rates VG-EX with a horizontal fold. The controversial performance is pictured on Page 77 of Electric Factory. Six years later, Ochs took his life at the age of 35.

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