Ochs, Michael, 1943-....

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Born in Austin, Texas but raised in Ohio and New York, Michael Ochs knew from an early age that his main passion in life was rock and roll music. His career in the music business began after college when he became the manager for his brother, folk singer Phil Ochs. Over the course of his incredible career, Michael Ochs also worked as a record company publicist, a music journalist, a music consultant for films, and a rock photographer. He started the Michael Ochs Archives in 1977, a vast collection of photographs documenting the culture and artists of rock and roll music that quickly became the major source of photographs for record companies and music publications. In 2007, Ochs sold the archives to Getty Images for an undisclosed amount. He still remains active in the music world as a writer and professor of music at UCLA.

From the description of Michael Ochs Collection, 1948-1997, undated. (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 775519195

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creatorOf Ochs, Michael, 1943-. Michael Ochs Collection, 1948-1997, undated. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
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associatedWith Bangs, Lester. person
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associatedWith Cochran, Eddie, 1938-1960. person
associatedWith Electric Light Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Ella. person
associatedWith Fleetwood Mac (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Freed, Alan. person
associatedWith Getty Images, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Hendrix, Jimi. person
associatedWith Madonna, 1958- person
associatedWith Martin, Dean, 1917-1995. person
associatedWith Michael Ochs Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Michael Ochs Collection (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Library and Archives) corporateBody
associatedWith Ochs, Phil. person
associatedWith Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977. person
associatedWith Rolling Stones. corporateBody
associatedWith Seger, Bob. person
associatedWith Slick, Grace. person
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United States
Mass media and publicity
Music journalists
Music teachers
Music trade
Rock music
Rock music
Rock music


Birth 1943




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