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Born: 1947/07/10
Birth Place: Coney Island, New York, U.S.
Years Active: 1967 - present
Genres: Folk, Blues

Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer. Guthrie was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of folk singer and composer Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie Mazia Guthrie. Like his father, Arlo often sings songs of protest against social injustice. His most famous work is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree," a talking blues song that lasts 18 minutes and 34 seconds in its original recorded version. Guthrie has pointed out that this was also the exact length of one of the famous gaps in Richard Nixon's Watergate tapes. The Alice in the song is Alice Brock, who now runs an art gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The song, a bitingly satirical protest against the Vietnam... Continue Bio >>


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