Ochs felt that music of the '60s was of lasting value, as opposed to what he saw in the '70s. Speaking with Bruce Pollock, he explained
: "You take a whole life, whether it's 10 years or 60 years and say, what has this person done, what has he accomplished, if anything? He's now dead, what has he left behind him of value? And I think the people who made that contribution in the '60s can rest on that."