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Arlo Guthrie is an
American folk singer. He is the son of folk singer and composer Woody
Guthrie. His most famous work is "Alice's
Restaurant," a talking blues song that lasts 18 minutes and 20
seconds. The song, a bitingly satirical protest against the Vietnam
War draft, is based on a true incident.
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Arlo Guthrie's famous song, "Alice's Restaurant", is about him being 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. For a short period in the late 1960s, "Alice's Restaurant" was in nearly constant rotation on nearly every college and counter-culture-oriented radio station in the country - quite an accomplishment for an 18 minute long song (albeit in an era not averse to extended jams). 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", Arlo Guthrie has had minor roles in several movies and television series. His memorable, although "stoned" appearance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival was documented in the Michael Wadleigh film Woodstock.
Arlo Guthrie also made famous Steve Goodman's song "City of New Orleans", a paean to long-distance rail travel. 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". Arlo Guthrie's 1976 album Amigo, received a 5-star rating from Rolling Stone, and for that reason alone may be his best-received work.
Like his father, Arlo Guthrie often sings songs of protest against social injustice. He collaborated with poet Adrian Mitchell to tell the story of Chilean folk singer and activist Victor Jara in song. He enjoys the privilege of regularly performing with folk legend Pete Seeger - one of his father's long time partners.