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GUEST,Greg Phil Ochs - ever see him perform? (62* d) RE: Phil Ochs - ever see him perform? 15 Aug 13

I saw Phil in Salt Lake City during my Army years at Dugway Proving Grounds. I'm guessing the fall of 1970. At some student union type hall with a stage and a large room of chairs. It was after his Greatest Hits album came out and the concert at Carnegie Hall. Just him with a piano and guitar. The audience was mostly university students who came for the trendy protest songs and the hits. Not esp sophisticated in his career but still fans. Since I had arrived hours earlier I was first in the door and took the seat front row between the piano and guitar set-up.

He played the mixture of well-knowns and selections from the current album. Caught some restlessness for the new stuff but I knew it and showed appreciation. He picked that up and directed his attention to me. I felt a one-on-one.

Surprising how his tour itinerary is so poorly documented. I'd like to see a setlist posted. I can guess but I'm sure not complete. Anyway, it was a very special concert for me. His voice was good and the performance poignant. With what happened in the following years this was a unique opportunity. I'd appreciate hearing from any others at that show.

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