Fifty years ago on Thanksgiving day, Arlo Guthrie arrived at Alice's Restaurant and an incident happened that would change his fate and be immortalized in a song he wrote and released a year or two later. Since it's been years since I've listened to it in its entirety, today I bit. I forgot what an entertaining song it is. It's actually more like a monologue with guitar, and not really about the restaurant, but about the butterfly effect of littering and how that got him out of the draft. It's eighteen minutes long, and entertaining enough that it was stretched out for a feature length movie.
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Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant mp3 at Svana (?)
50 things about Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ on its 50th anniversary at Boston Globe