The basic idea of this site was the fill in the gaps – the gaps between what I know and didn’t know. I’d read the biographies, heard all the LPs and still there were questions, questions, questions.
So here’s where I found some of the answers –
(This is by no means exhaustive but I’ll update it as and when I can)
Schumacher, Michael – There but for fortune, 1996 (Rather excitingly I found this in that big bookshop in New York, what’s it called? It’s a good book and I’m ever so glad he wrote it)
Eliot, Marc – Death of a rebel : starring Phil Ochs and a small circle of friends, 1979 (It says something or other about this books shortcomings that Schumacher decided there was room for another Phil biog.)
Cohen, David – Phil ochs : a bio-biography, 1999. (I thought I’d never be able to read this because it’s soooo expensive. Luckily I have a wonderful girlfriend. It’s a great book, a real labour of love – perfect for Ochs geeks, like me!)
Doggett, Peter – There’s a riot going on (Brilliant book, charting the history of political music. The fact that Phil features so prominently says much about the impact his music has had)
Denselow, Robin – When the music’s over (A bit like Doggett’s book, but not quite so exciting. Good though!)
Bowser, Kenneth (dir) Phil Ochs – There but for fortune, 2010 (A brilliant film, just perfect)
Graubard, Stephen -The Presidents, 2004 (Man, I knew nothing about U.S. politics and this book was such a help that I feel like writing to teh author and thanking him for writing it. maybe I will!)
Songs Of Innocence
Jonis, Dr Zerev – Jewish Mlawa; it’s history, development, destruction.
Malamud, Bernard – The Assistant
Trejos, Nancy – Rockaway Beach makes waves, Washington Post, July 1st, 2011
Sokoloff M.D., Leon – The rise and decline of the Jewish quota in medical school admissions, Bull. NY Acad. Med. Vol 64, No. 4, Nov. 1992.
Roberts, Andrew – The storm of war, 2009
Staunton Military Academy Hall Of Fame, www.sma-alumni.org/halloffame_m.htm
Adams, Deanna R – Rock ‘n’ roll and the Cleveland connection
Shelton, Robert – No direction home, 1997
Sangiacomo, Michael – La Cave reunion concerts celebrate legendary short-lived folk club, Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 23, 2010.
Broadside – www.broadsidemagazine.com
Cunningham, Sis and Friesen, Gordon – Red dust and broadsides, a joint autobiography, 1999.
All the News That’s Fit To Sing
Holzman, Jac and Daws, Gavan – Follow the music
Finney, Andy – The Elektra master discogrophy – http://www.atsf.co.uk/elektra/
One More Parade
Gibson, Bob and Bender, Carole – I come for to sing, 1999.
Van Ronk, Dave and Wald, Elijah – The mayor of Macdougal Street, 2006
Edmonds, Ben – Farewells and fantasies, sleevenotes
Johnson, Robert, et. al – The fight against compulsory R.O.T.C – http://www.fsm-a.org/stacks/AP_files/APCompulsROTC.html.
No Author – csp.navy.mil, The Thresher.
No Author – History of the USS Dace SSN 607, http://www.mesothelonia.org/mesothelonia/veterans/submarines/ussdace
Gannon, Robert – What really happened to the Thresher, Popular Science, 1964
Duncan, Gerald – No hope; how could it happen, New York Mirror, April 12th, 1963
No Author – The Oxford Dictionary Online – http://oxforddictionaries.com/
Wade, Stephen – Talking blues, NPR
Prados, John – JFK and the Diem coup, The National Security Archive, http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv
Graubrad, Stephen – The Presidents, 2004.
West, Richard – War and peace in Vietnam, 1995
Templar, Robert – Madame Nhu obituary, The Guardian, 26th April, 2011.
Samuels, Gertrude – Death of a youth worker, Saturday Evening Post, April 1963
Power and The Glory
Sanders, Ed – Chords of Fame LP sleeve notes, 1976