Today in 1967 - Arlo Guthrie's signature song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" debuts at the 1967 Newport Folk Festival

July 15, 2016

Alice's Restaurant Massacree spans 18 minutes

and mixes humorous narrative story-telling

 in which Guthrie relates a real-life experience

of how a littering ticket on his record

made him ineligible for the later draft to go fight in the Vietnam War...

 

The song has since become one of the most iconic landmarks

of the '60s folk music scene

often broadcast by radio stations every Thanksgiving

due to the time of year of the original incident...!

 

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