Arlo Guthrie

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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 July 1947, Coney Island, New York, USA. The eldest son of folksinger Woody Guthrie, Arlo was raised in the genre’s thriving environment. His lengthy ballad, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacre’, was the outcome of being arrested for being a litter lout in 1965. It was a part humorous song, part narrative, and achieved popularity following the artist’s appearance at the 1967 Newport Folk Festival. The composition became the cornerstone of Guthrie’s debut album, and inspired a feature film, but the attendant publicity obscured the performer’s gifts for melody. An early song, ‘Highway In The Wind’, was successfully covered by Hearts And Flowers as Arlo emerged from under the shadow of his father. Running Down The Road, produced by Van Dyke Parks, indicated a newfound maturity, but his talent truly flourished on a series of excellent 70s recordings, notably Hobo’s Lullaby, Last Of The Brooklyn Cowboys, and Amigo. Although...

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