Saturday, March 07, 2009

A peek inside the Michael Ochs Archives

Here's a quick interview I did with photo archivist Michael Ochs for the Chron's first SXSW issue (scroll all the way down). You may not know the name Michael Ochs, but if you've purchased any reissues on on Rhino Records in the past three decades, you've seen images from Ochs' collection. He'll be presenting at the SXSW Music Festival on Friday, March 20.

Ochs, whose brother was the late protest singer Phil Ochs, was an interesting guy to interview. I've always appreciated the completist mindset that drives people like him to do what they do. He also relayed a great story about the Lennon Sisters of Lawrence Welk Show fame (sort of).

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