When I'm Gone (Phil Ochs)

20 MARCH 1966


Folk singer Phil Ochs’ album ‘Phil Ochs in Concert’ was released during this month. This was the last of his original albums to be all-acoustic, a reminder of the shifting sands of the folk scene at the time.

‘When I’m Gone’ is the last song on the album (which, due to recording issues, wasn't all live). In this song he lists the worthwhile things he won't be able to do once he's dead, so 'I guess I'll have to do them while I'm here'.


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