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Encyclopedia > Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie
2005, during his Alice's Restaurant Massacre 40th Anniversary Tour. Photo Adam Hammer.
2005, during his Alice's Restaurant Massacre 40th Anniversary Tour. Photo Adam Hammer.
Background information
Born July 10, 1947
Coney Island, New York, USA
Genre(s) Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) guitar
harmonica
piano
Years active 1967 – present
Label(s) Rising Son
Associated
acts
Shenandoah
Pete Seeger

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Early life

Guthrie was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, who was a one-time professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease. He graduated from the Stockbridge School of Massachusetts in 1965, and briefly attended Rocky Mountain College. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912–October 3, 1967) was a prolific American songwriter and folk musician. ... Marjorie Mazia Guthrie (October 6, 1917 - March 13, 1983) was the wife of folk musician Woody Guthrie, and the mother of folk musician Arlo Guthrie. ... For the supercentenarian, see Martha Graham (supercentenarian). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Rocky Mountain College, Montanas oldest and first institution of higher learning, founded in 1878 eleven years prior to statehood, is a private comprehensive college offering over 25 liberal arts and professionally oriented majors. ...


"Alice's Restaurant"

His most famous work is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a talking blues song that lasts 18 minutes and 20 seconds (in its original recorded version; Guthrie has been known to spin the story out to forty-five minutes in concert). Guthrie has pointed out that this was also the exact length of one of the famous gaps in Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. The Alice in the song is Alice Brock, who now runs an art gallery [1] in Provincetown. The former church where Alice and Ray lived and where the story begins; the restaurant itself is roughly six miles north in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. ... Talking blues is a sub genre of the blues music genre. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... The Watergate tapes, also known as the Nixon tapes, are a collection of conversations between President Nixon and various White House staff members, recorded on the White House taping system and White House dictabelts. ...


The song, a bitingly satirical protest against the Vietnam War draft, is based on a true incident. In the song, Guthrie is called up for a draft examination, and rejected as unfit for military service as a result of a criminal record — consisting in its entirety of a single arrest, court appearance, fine and clean-up order for littering. On the DVD commentary for the film, Guthrie states that the events as presented in the song are true to real-life occurrences. 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... “Conscript” redirects here. ... Litter in the habitat of a lizard. ...


For a short period of time after its release in 1967, "Alice's Restaurant" was in frequent rotation on nearly every college and counter-culture radio station in the country — quite an accomplishment for an 18-minute song (albeit in an era not averse to extended jams). Indeed, it became a symbol of the late '60s and for many it defined an attitude and lifestyle that were lived out across the country in the ensuing years. Furthermore, many stations across the States have made playing "Alice's Restaurant" on Thanksgiving Day a tradition. A jam session is a musical act where musicians gather and play (or jam) without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. ...


A 1969 film, directed and co-written by Arthur Penn, was based on the story. In addition to acting in this film, also called Alice's Restaurant, Guthrie has had minor roles in several movies and television series. Guthrie's memorable appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival was documented in the Michael Wadleigh film Woodstock. “Moving picture” redirects here. ... Arthur Penn (born September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a film director of thoughtful films that dont always find an audience. ... For information on the song, see: Alices Restaurant. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... Michael Wadleigh (born September 24, 1941) is an American movie director and cinematographer renowned for his groundbreaking documentary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. ... Woodstock (subtitled 3 Days of Peace & Music) is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival in 1969. ...

From The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour 2007
From The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour 2007

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Popular and critical reception

In 1972 Guthrie made famous Steve Goodman's song "City of New Orleans", a paean to long-distance rail travel. Curiously, Arlo's first trip on that train was in December 2005. He also had a minor hit with his song "Coming into Los Angeles", which was played at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, and success with "The Motorcycle Song". Guthrie's 1976 album Amigo received a 5-star (highest rating) from Rolling Stone, and may be his best-received work; unfortunately that milestone album is as rarely heard today as are Guthrie's earlier Warner Brothers albums — although each boasts compelling folk music accompanied by top-notch musicians including Ry Cooder. Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. ... City of New Orleans is a folk song written by Steve Goodman. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a historic event held at Max Yasgurs 600 acre (2. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Warner Bros. ... Ryland Ry Peter Cooder (born 15 March 1947, in Los Angeles, California) is an American guitarist, singer and composer, known for his slide guitar work, his interest in the American roots music and, more recently, for his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries. ...


Acting

Though Arlo Guthrie is best known for being a musician, singer, and composer, throughout the years he has also appeared as an actor in films and on television. Alice's Restaurant is his best known role, but he has had small parts in several films and even co-starred in a television drama, Byrds of Paradise. Byrds of Paradise was an American television series that ran during the 1993-94 season on the ABC television network. ...


Legacy

Like his father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo often sings songs of protest against social injustice. He collaborated with poet Adrian Mitchell to tell the story of Chilean folk singer and activist Víctor Jara in song. He regularly performs with folk legend Pete Seeger - one of his father's long time partners whom he admires, follows and learns from in many ways, musically and intellectually. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912–October 3, 1967) was a prolific American songwriter and folk musician. ... A protest song is a song which protests problems in society such as injustice, racial discrimination, war, globalization, inflation, social inequalities, incarceration, and global warming. ... Adrian Mitchell (born 1932) is a British poet and dramatist. ... Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (September 28, 1932 – September 15, 1973 [1]) was a Chilean pedagogue, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. ... Peter Seeger (born May 3, 1919), almost universally known as Pete Seeger, is a folk singer, political activist, and author. ...


In 1991, Guthrie bought the church that had served as Alice and Ray Brock's former home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and converted it to the Guthrie Center, an interfaith meeting place that serves people of all religions.


Arlo's son Abe Guthrie and his daughters Sarah Lee Guthrie and Cathy Guthrie have also become musicians. Sarah Lee performs and records with her husband Johnny Irion. Cathy plays ukulele in Folk Uke, a group she formed with Amy Nelson, the daughter of Willie Nelson. Abe Guthrie was formerly in a Folk-Rock band called Xavier, and now tours with his father. Abe's son, Krishna, is a drummer and toured with Arlo on his European tour in 2006 [2]. Sarah Lee Guthrie (born in Massachusetts on 17 February 1979) and Johnny Irion (born in Columbia, South Carolina on February 3, 1968) were married on October 16, 1999[1] and began performing together as an acoustic duo in the fall of 2000. ... Sarah Lee Guthrie (born in Massachusetts on 17 February 1979) and Johnny Irion (born in Columbia, South Carolina on February 3, 1968) were married on October 16, 1999[1] and began performing together as an acoustic duo in the fall of 2000. ... The ukulele (Hawaiian: , IPA pronunciation: ; Anglicised pronunciation usually IPA: ), sometimes spelled ukelele (particularly in the UK) or uke, is a chordophone classified as a plucked lute; it is a subset of the guitar family of instruments, generally with four strings or four courses of strings. ... Willie Nelson (born William Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ...


Discography

  • Alice's Restaurant (1967)
  • Arlo (1968)
  • Running Down the Road (1969)
  • Washington County (1970)
  • Hobo's Lullaby (1972)
  • Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys (1973)
  • Arlo Guthrie (1974)
  • Together In Concert (1975)
  • Amigo (1976)
  • The Best of Arlo Guthrie (1977)
  • One Night (1978)
  • Outlasting the Blues (1979)
  • Power Of Love (1981)
  • Precious Friend (1982)
  • Someday (1986)
  • All Over the World (1991)
  • Son of the Wind (1992)
  • 2 Songs (1992)
  • More Together Again (1994)
  • Mystic Journey (1996)
  • "This Land Is Your Land: An All American Children's Folk Classic" (1997)
  • Alice's Restaurant - The Massacree Revisited (1997)
  • "Bouncing Around the Room" on Sharin' in the Groove (2001)
  • "BanjoMan - a tribute to Derroll Adams" (2002)
  • Live In Sydney (2005)
  • "In Times Like These" (2007)

Alices Restaurant is an album by Arlo Guthrie featuring one of his most famous songs, Alices Restaurant Massacree. [edit] Track listing Alices Restaurant Massacree Chilling of the Evening Ring-Around-a-Rosy Rag Now and Then Im Going Home The Motorcycle Song Highway in the Wind... Arlo is a 1968 live album by American folk singer Arlo Guthrie. ... Running Down the Road is a 1969 album by American folk singer Arlo Guthrie. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hobos Lullaby is a 1972 album by American folk singer Arlo Guthrie. ... Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys is a 1973 album by American folk singer Arlo Guthrie. ... Arlo Guthrie is a 1974 album by folk singer Arlo Guthrie. ... The 1977 Best of Arlo Guthrie CD Track Listing is as follows: 1. ... Precious Friend is a record by Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger with Shenandoah. ... Son of the Wind is a 1992 album by American folk singer Arlo Guthrie. ... Sharin in the Groove: Celebrating the Music of Phish is an all-star charity tribute album featuring 23 acts covering 20 Phish songs, all on a volunteer basis, to fund music education for children. ... In Times Like These is the second novel from Belizean-American author Zee Edgell, published in 1991 as part of the Caribbean Writers Series. ...

Select filmography

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Notable television guest appearances

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Film and television composer

  • Alice's Restaurant (1969) (song "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree")
  • Woodstock (1970) (song "Coming Into Los Angeles")
  • Clay Pigeon (1971) also known as Trip to Kill (UK)
  • Baby's Storytime (1989)

Woodstock (subtitled 3 Days of Peace & Music) is a 1970 documentary on the Woodstock Festival in 1969. ...

Producer

  • Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal (2004)

Writer

  • Mooses Come Walking (2004) (Children's Book)[1]

Appearances as himself

  • Hylands hörna (episode # 4.4) 31 January 1970
  • Woodstock (1969) (also known as Woodstock 25th Anniversary Edition and as Woodstock, 3 Days of Peace & Music)
  • The Dick Cavett Show 8 September 1970
  • Arthur Penn 1922-: Themes and Variants (1970) (TV)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson playing "Himself" 17 August 1972
  • The Muppet Show (episode # 4.8) 19 June 1979
  • The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1982)
  • Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' (1984)
  • Farm Aid '87 (1987) (TV)
  • A Vision Shared: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly (1988)
  • Woodstock: The Lost Performances (1990)
  • Woodstock Diary (1994) (TV)
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1994) (TV)
  • The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (1995) (TV) (also known as My Generation)
  • This Land Is Your Land: The Animated Kids' Songs of Woody Guthrie (1997)
  • Healthy Kids (1998) (TV series)
  • The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack (2000)
  • Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (2000) (TV)
  • Last Party 2000 (2001) (also known as The Party's Over)
  • NPR's Talk of the Nation radio broadcast (Nov. 14, 2001)
    • St. James Infirmary and The City Of New Orleans
  • Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty (2003)
  • Get Up, Stand Up (2003) (TV series)
  • From Wharf Rats to the Lords of the Docks (2004)
  • Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal (2004)

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References

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Footnotes

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BIOGRAPHY - An Introduction to Arlo Guthrie (847 words)
Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York in 1947.
Guthrie gave his first public performance at age 13 and quickly became involved in the music that was shaping the world during the 1960s.
Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of "Alice's Restaurant", whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism.
Arlo Guthrie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (793 words)
Arlo Guthrie is the son of folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a one-time professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease.
In the song, Guthrie was called up for a draft examination, and rejected as unfit for military service as a result of a criminal record consisting in its entirety of a single arrest, court appearance, fine and clean-up order for littering.
Guthrie's son Abe Guthrie and his daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie have also become musicians, the latter performing and recording with her husband Johnny Irion.
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