Alice’s Restaurant

The Mystery of Arlo Guthrie’s Lower East Side ‘Hootenanny Bar Mitzvah’

Last modified November 24, 2016 at 9:58 am

“Alice’s Restaurant Massacre,” more commonly referred to as “Alice’s Restaurant,” is a classic eighteen-and-a-half minute anti-war satire from the folk music canon, written and recorded by Arlo Guthrie in 1967, and traditionally played on radio stations in the Northeast at noon on Thanksgiving Day. It’s the song that put Arlo on the map, following in the […]

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