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singer-songwriter. He is known for singing songs of protest against
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, and
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while performing songs, following the tradition of his father
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. Guthrie's best-known work is his debut piece, " Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a satirical
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song about 18 minutes in length that has since become a Thanksgiving anthem. His only top-40 hit was a cover of
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's " City of New Orleans". His song "
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" was named the official
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of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. Guthrie has also made several acting appearances. He is the father of four children, who have also had careers as musicians.

Early life

Guthrie was born in the
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neighborhood of
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, the son of the
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and composer
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and dancer Marjorie Mazia Guthrie. He is the fifth, and oldest surviving, of Woody Guthrie's eight children; two older sisters died of
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(which also killed Woody in 1967), an older brother died in a train accident and a third sister died in childhood. His sister is the record producer Nora Guthrie. His mother was a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of what is now the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Arlo's father was from a Protestant family and his mother was Jewish. His maternal grandmother was Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt. Guthrie received religious training for his
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Meir Kahane
, who would go on to form the
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. "Rabbi Kahane was a really nice, patient teacher," Guthrie later recalled, "but shortly after he started giving me my lessons, he started going haywire. Maybe I was responsible." Guthrie converted to Catholicism in 1977, before embracing interfaith beliefs later in his life. "I firmly believe that different religious traditions can reside in one person, or one nation or even one world," Guthrie said in 2015. Guthrie attended Woodward School in
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, from first through eighth grades and later graduated from the
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Stockbridge School
, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1965. He spent the summer of 1965 in London, eventually meeting
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, who connected Guthrie with London's folk rock scene and became a lifelong friend of his. He briefly attended
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, in
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, Montana. He received an honorary doctorate from
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in 1981 and from
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in 2008. As a singer, songwriter and lifelong political activist, Guthrie carries on the legacy of his father. He was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award on September 26, 1992.

"Alice's Restaurant"

On November 26, 1965, while in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, during
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break from his brief stint in college, 18-year-old Guthrie and his friend, Richard Robbins, were arrested for
illegally dumping
illegally dumping
on private property what Guthrie described as "a half-ton of
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" from the home of his friends, teachers Ray and
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, after he discovered the local
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was closed for the holiday. Guthrie and Robbins appeared in court, pled guilty to the charges, were levied a nominal fine and picked up the garbage that weekend. This littering charge would soon serve as the basis for Guthrie's most famous work, " Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a
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song that lasts 18 minutes and 34 seconds in its original recorded version. In 1997, Guthrie pointed out that this was also the exact length of one of the infamous gaps in
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, and that Nixon owned a copy of the record. The Alice in the song is
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, who had been a librarian at Arlo's boarding school in the town before opening her restaurant. She later opened an art studio in
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, Massachusetts. The song lampoons the Vietnam War conscription, draft. However, Guthrie has stated in multiple interviews that the song is more an "anti-stupidity" song than an anti-war song, adding that it 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 solely of one conviction for the aforementioned littering. Alice and her restaurant are the subjects of the refrain, but are generally mentioned only incidentally in the story (early drafts of the song explained that the restaurant was a place to hide from the police). Though her presence is implied at certain points in the story, Alice herself is described explicitly in the tale only briefly when she bails Guthrie and a friend out of jail. On the DVD commentary for the 1969 movie, Guthrie stated that the events presented in the song all actually happened (others, such as the arresting officer, William Obanhein, disputed some of the song's details, but generally verified the truth of the overall story).Arlo Guthrie's Alice is alive, glad to be here
''The Wall Street Journal'' via the ''Pittsburgh Post-Gazette'' (November 22, 2006). Retrieved September 8, 2017.
"Alice's Restaurant" was the song that earned Guthrie his first recording contract, after counterculture radio host Bob Fass began playing a tape recording of one of Guthrie's live performances of the song repeatedly one night in 1967.Fisher, Marc.
Something in the Air: Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation
'' p. 136.
A performance at the Newport Folk Festival on July 17, 1967, was also very well received. Soon afterward, Guthrie recorded the song in front of a studio audience in New York City and released it as side one of the album, ''Alice's Restaurant''. By the end of the decade, Guthrie had gone from playing coffee houses and small venues to playing massive and prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Woodstock Festival.Cummings, Paula (November 21, 2017)
Interview: Arlo Guthrie Carries On Thanksgiving Traditions And Fulfills Family Legacy
''NYS Music''. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
For a short period after its release in October 1967, "Alice's Restaurant" was heavily played on U.S. college and Counterculture of the 1960s, counterculture radio stations. It became a symbol of the late 1960s, and for many it defined an attitude and lifestyle that were lived out across the country in the ensuing years. Its leisurely finger-picking acoustic guitar and rambling lyrics were widely memorized and played by irreverent youth. Many stations in the United States have a Thanksgiving Day tradition of playing "Alice's Restaurant". A 1969 film, directed and co-written by Arthur Penn, was based on the true story told in the song, but with the addition of a large number of fictional scenes. This film, also called ''Alice's Restaurant (film), Alice's Restaurant'', featured Guthrie and several other figures in the song portraying themselves. The part of his father Woody Guthrie, who had died in 1967, was played by actor Joseph Boley; Alice, who made a cameo appearance as an extra, was also recast, with actress Pat Quinn (actress), Pat Quinn in the title role (Alice Brock later disowned the film's portrayal of her).Brown, Jane Roy (February 24, 2008)
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''Boston Globe''. Retrieved October 24, 2015.
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Despite its popularity, the song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" is not always featured on the setlist of any given Guthrie performance. Since putting it back into his setlist in 1984, he has performed the song every ten years, stating in a 2014 interview that the Vietnam War had ended by the 1970s and that everyone who was attending his concerts had likely already heard the song anyway. So, after a brief period in the late 1960s and early 1970s when he replaced the monologue with a fictional one involving "multicolored rainbow roaches", he decided to do it only on special occasions from that point forward.Doyle, Patrick (November 26, 2014)
Arlo Guthrie looks back on 50 years of Alice's Restaurant
. ''Rolling Stone''. Retrieved November 29, 2014.

Musical career and critical reception

The "Alice's Restaurant" song was one of a few very long songs to become popular just when albums began replacing hit singles as young people's main music listening. But in 1972 Guthrie had a highly successful single too,
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's song " City of New Orleans", a wistful paean to long-distance passenger railway, rail travel. Guthrie's first trip on that train was in December 2005 (when his family joined other musicians on a train trip across the country to raise money for musicians financially devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, in the South of the United States). He also had a minor hit with his song "Coming into Los Angeles", which was played at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, but did not get much radio airplay because of its plot (involving the smuggling of drugs from London by airplane), and success with a live version of "The Motorcycle Song" (one of the songs on the A-side and B-side, B-side of the ''Alice's Restaurant'' album). A cover of the folk song "Gypsy Davy" was a hit on the easy listening charts. In the fall of 1975 during a benefit concert in Massachusetts, Guthrie performed with his band, Shenandoah, in public for the first time. They continued to tour and record throughout the 1970s until the early 1990s. Although the band received good reviews, it never gained the popularity that Guthrie did while playing solo. Shenandoah consisted of (after 1976) David Grover, Steve Ide, Carol Ide, Terry A La Berry and Dan Velika and is not to be confused with the country music group Shenandoah (band), Shenandoah. The Ides, along with Terry a la Berry, reunited with Guthrie for a 2018 tour. Guthrie has performed a concert almost every Thanksgiving weekend since he became famous at Carnegie Hall, a tradition he announced would come to an end after the 2019 concert. Guthrie's 1976 album ''Amigo (Arlo Guthrie album), Amigo'' received a five-star (highest rating) from ''Rolling Stone'', and may be his best-received work. However, that album, like Guthrie's earlier Warner Bros. Records albums, is rarely heard today, even though each contains strong folk and folk rock music accompanied by widely regarded musicians such as Ry Cooder. A number of musicians from a variety of genres have joined Guthrie onstage, including Pete Seeger, David Bromberg, Cyril Neville, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Judy Collins, John Prine, Wesley Gray, Josh Ritter, and others. A video from a concert with Seeger at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap in 1993 has been a staple of YouTube, with Guthrie's story-telling showcased in a performance of Can't Help Falling in Love. In 2020, Guthrie collaborated with Jim Wilson (musician), Jim Wilson on a cover of Stephen Foster's “Hard Times Come Again No More.” On October 23, 2020, Guthrie announced via Facebook that he had "reached the difficult decision that touring and stage shows are no longer possible," due to a series of strokes that had impaired his ability to walk and perform. All of his scheduled tour appearances for 2020 were cancelled, and Guthrie said he will not accept any new bookings offered. His final performance at Carnegie Hall was on November 29, 2019. His final live touring concert was on March 7, 2020, at The Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee. He had attempted to record some private concerts in the summer of 2020 but concluded his playing was no longer up to his standards.


Though 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. The film ''Alice's Restaurant (film), Alice's Restaurant'' (1969) 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''. Guthrie has had minor roles in several movies and television series. Usually, he has appeared as himself, often performing music and/or being interviewed about the 1960s, folk music and various social causes. His television appearances have included a broad range of programs from ''The Muppet Show'' (1979) to ''Politically Incorrect'' (1998). A rare dramatic film part was in the 1992 movie ''Roadside Prophets''. Guthrie's memorable appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival was documented in the Michael Wadleigh film ''Woodstock (film), Woodstock''. Guthrie also made a pilot for a TV variety show called ''The Arlo Guthrie Show'' in February 1987. The hour-long program included story telling and musical performances and was filmed in Austin, Texas. It was broadcast nationally on PBS. Special guests were Pete Seeger, Bonnie Raitt, David Bromberg and Jerry Jeff Walker.


In his earlier years, at least from the 1960s to the 1980s, Guthrie had taken what seemed a left-leaning approach to American politics, influenced by his father. In his often lengthy comments during concerts his expressed positions were consistently anti-war, anti-Richard Nixon, Nixon, pro-drugs and in favor of making nuclear power illegal. However, he apparently did not perceive himself as the major youth culture spokesperson he had been regarded as by the media, as evidenced by the lyrics in his 1979 song "Prologue": "I can remember all of your smiles during the demonstrations ... and together we sang our victory songs though we were worlds apart." A 1969 rewrite of "Alice's Restaurant" pokes fun at then-former President Lyndon Johnson and his staff. In 1984, he was the featured celebrity in George McGovern's George McGovern presidential campaign, 1984, campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in Guthrie's home state of Massachusetts, performing at rallies and receptions. Guthrie identified as a registered Republican Party (United States), Republican in 2008. He endorsed Texas Congressman Ron Paul for the Results of the 2008 Republican presidential primaries, 2008 Republican Party nomination, and said, "I love this guy. Dr. Paul is the only candidate I know of who would have signed the United States Constitution, Constitution of the United States had he been there. I'm with him, because he seems to be the only candidate who actually believes it has as much relevance today as it did a couple of hundred years ago. I look forward to the day when we can work out the differences we have with the same revolutionary vision and enthusiasm that is our American legacy." He told ''The New York Times Magazine'' that he (had become) a Republican because, "We had enough good Democrats. We needed a few more good Republicans. We needed a loyal opposition." Commenting on the 2016 election, Guthrie identified himself as an independent, and said he was "equally suspicious of Democrats as I am of Republicans." He declined to endorse a candidate, noting that he personally liked Bernie Sanders despite disagreeing with parts of Sanders' platform. While he thought it "wonderful" that Donald Trump was not relying on campaign donations, he did not believe that it necessarily meant that Trump had the best interests of the country in mind. In 2018, Guthrie contacted publication Urban Milwaukee to clarify his political stance. He stated "I am not a Republican," and expressed deep disagreement with the Trump administration's views, especially the policies on immigration and treatment of detained immigrants by ICE. Guthrie further clarified, "I left the party years ago and do not identify myself with either party these days. I strongly urge my fellow Americans to stop the current trend of guilt by association, and look beyond the party names and affiliations, and work for candidates whose policies are more closely aligned with their own, whatever they may be. ... I don't pretend to be right all the time, and sometimes I've gone so far as to change my mind from time to time." Guthrie expressed support for the George Floyd protests in June 2020, stating that it would be good if politicians "embraced it rather than resist the evolving nature of what it means to be an American."


Like his father,
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, he 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 performed with folk musician Pete Seeger, one of his father's longtime partners. Ramblin' Jack Elliott, who had lived for two years in the Guthries' home before Arlo left for boarding school, had absorbed Woody's style perhaps better than anyone; Arlo has been said to have credited Elliott for passing it along to him. In 1991, Guthrie bought the church that had served as Alice and Ray Brock's former home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and converted it to the Guthrie Center, an interfaith meeting place that serves people of all religions. The center provides weekly free lunches in the community and support for families living with HIV/AIDS, as well as other life-threatening illnesses. It also hosts a summertime concert series and Guthrie does six or seven fund raising shows there every year. There are several annual events such as the Walk-A-Thon to Cure Huntington's Disease and a "Thanksgiving Dinner That Can't Be Beat" for families, friends, doctors and scientists who live and work with Huntington's disease. One of the title characters in the comic strip ''Arlo and Janis'' is named after Guthrie. Cartoonist Jimmy Johnson (cartoonist), Jimmy Johnson noted he was inspired by a friend who resembled Guthrie to name one of his characters Arlo.Johnson, Rheta ''Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir''
NewSouth Books, 2010 p. 90

Personal life

Guthrie resides in the town of Washington, Massachusetts, where he and Jackie Hyde, his wife of 43 years, were long time residents. Jackie died on October 14, 2012, shortly after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He also had a home in Sebastian, Florida, which he sold in 2018. His 2020 retirement statement made note that he has a companion named Marti. Guthrie's son Abe Guthrie and his daughters Annie, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and Cathy Guthrie are also musicians. Abe Guthrie was formerly in the folk-rock band Xavier and has toured with his father. Annie Guthrie writes songs, performs, and takes care of family touring details. Sarah Lee performs and records with her husband Johnny Irion. Cathy plays ukulele in Folk Uke, a group she formed with Amy Nelson, a daughter of Willie Nelson. On October 23, 2020 Guthrie announced he was retired from touring and stage shows citing health issues, including a stroke on Thanksgiving Day 2019 which required brief hospitalization and physical therapy. On his official website and in social media, he posted, "A folksinger’s shelf life may be a lot longer than a dancer or an athlete, but at some point, unless you're incredibly fortunate or just plain whacko (either one or both) it's time to hang up the 'Gone Fishing' sign. Going from town to town and doing stage shows, remaining on the road is no longer an option."


Studio albums

* ''Alice's Restaurant (album), Alice's Restaurant'' (1967) * ''Running Down the Road'' (1969) * ''Washington County (Arlo Guthrie album), Washington County'' (1970) * ''Hobo's Lullaby (album), Hobo's Lullaby'' (1972) * ''Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys'' (1973) * ''Arlo Guthrie (album), Arlo Guthrie'' (1974) * ''Amigo (Arlo Guthrie album), Amigo'' (1976) *''One Night'' (1978), with Shenandoah * ''Outlasting the Blues'' (1979) * ''Power of Love'' (1981) * ''Someday'' (1986) *''Baby's Storytime'' (1990) * ''Son of the Wind'' (1992) * ''Woody's 20 Grow Big Songs'' (1992) * ''Mystic Journey'' (1996) * ''This Land Is Your Land: An All American Children's Folk Classic'' (1997), with
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* ''32¢ Postage Due'' (2008) * ''Tales of '69'' (2009)

Other works

Selected filmography

* ''Alice's Restaurant (film), Alice's Restaurant'' (1969) * ''Renaldo and Clara'' (1978) * ''Baby's Storytime'' (1989) * ''Roadside Prophets'' (1992)

Notable television appearances

* ''Beat Club'' (season 1, episode 52) February 28, 1970 * ''The Byrds of Paradise'' (1994, 8 episodes), a short-lived ABC drama set in Hawaii * ''Relativity'' December 29, 1996 * ''Renegade (TV series), Renegade'', guest-starring in "Top Ten with a Bullet" (season 5, episode 14) aired on January 24, 1997 *''Rich Man, Poor Man Book II'': two episodes, 1976 * The fourth season of ''The Muppet Show''. * ''The Fiftieth Anniversary of "Alice's Restaurant"''. PBS special on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015

Film and television composer

* ''Alice's Restaurant'' (1969) (song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree") * ''Woodstock (film), Woodstock'' (1970) (song "Coming into Los Angeles" – the song heard on the officially released soundtrack recording was not played at the Woodstock festival. Rather, it is a recording of a previous live presentation.) * ''Clay Pigeon'' (1971) also known as ''Trip to Kill'' (UK) * ''Baby's Storytime'' (1989)

Producer and writer

* ''Isn't This a Time! A Tribute Concert for Harold Leventhal'' (2004) * ''Mooses Come Walking'' (1995) (children's book)

Appearances as himself

* ''The Johnny Cash Show'' (season 2, episode 1), January 21, 1970 * ''Hylands hörna'' (episode # 4.4) January 31, 1970 * ''Woodstock'' (1969) (also known as ''Woodstock 25th Anniversary Edition'' and as ''Woodstock, 3 Days of Peace & Music'') * ''The Dick Cavett Show'' September 8, 1970 * ''Arthur Penn 1922–: Themes and Variants'' (1970) (TV) * ''The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'', August 17, 1972 * ''The Muppet Show'' (episode # 4.8) June 19, 1979 * ''The Weavers: The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time!, Wasn't That a Time'' (1982) * ''Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin (1984) * ''Farm Aid '85'' (1985) (TV) * ''Farm Aid '87'' (1987) (TV) * ''Folkways: A Vision Shared, 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'') * ''Pops Goes the Fourth!'' (July 4, 2001) * ''National Public Radio, NPR's Talk of the Nation'' radio broadcast (November 14, 2001) ** "St. James Infirmary Blues alternate lyrics, St. James Infirmary" and " 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) * ''Sacco and Vanzetti'' (2006) * ''1968 with Tom Brokaw'' (2007) * ''Pete Seeger: The Power of Song'' (2008) (''American Masters'' PBS TV special) * ''The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade'' (2010) (TV special)

See also

* List_of_one-hit_wonders_in_the_United_States#1970s, List of 1970s one-hit wonders in the United States



"Youths Ordered to Clean Up Rubbish Mess"
''The Berkshire Eagle'' (Pittsfield, Massachusetts), November 29, 1965, page 25, column 4. Reprinted in: * *

External links

The Guthrie Center

World Music Central "Arlo Guthrie"

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