Pete Seeger

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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That Time When Pete Seeger (Briefly) Stayed on the Lower East Side

Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

By now you know – folk icon and activist Pete Seeger died Monday at 94. So let’s briefly revisit the time when the legendary musician lived on the Lower East Side. Back before he was famous; back before speculators renamed the area the East Village as a cheap alternative to the more expensive Greenwich Village; back […]

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