Son of famed folk singer Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie rose to prominence in his own right in 1967, beginning a recording and entertainment career that has spanned more than 40 years.
The fifth child of the famous folksinger and songwriter Woody Guthrie, who's hits include "This Land is Your Land," Arlo Guthrie rose to fame in his own right in 1967, beginning a recording and entertainment career that has spanned more than 40 years.
Arlo's father gave him his first guitar for his fifth birthday, and his mother, a former member of the Martha Graham dance troupe, and dance teacher, taught young Arlo his first few guitar chords.
Arlo Guthrie's musical debut came at age 13 when family friend, and folk music celebrity Cisco Huston brought Arlo up on stage at the Greenwich Village nightclub Gerde's Folk City for an impromptu performance.
Arlo recently celebrated the 40th anniversaries of the release of his gold them platinum album, "Alice's Restaurant," including the 18-minute song, named by Rolling Stone magazine - one of the rock masterpieces of 1967, along with the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
The 1960 were quite an interesting period for Arlo Guthrie. "Woodstock; the "Alice's Restaurant" movie (in which he played himself). Arlo told Joseph P. Kahn of the Boston Globe. . . "I recommend it to anyone who's 18. But as a life? No thanks." Arlo Guthrie's other big hit of the decade included: "The City of New Orleans." and "Coming Into Los Angeles." which became a signature of his performance at Woodstock and also of the Woodstock movie and soundtrack album.
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