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    Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    Well, here's a good first candidate ...

    ...Tomorrow, Nov 21 ...50 years ago, Arlo Guthrie, then a young folk-singer from Brooklyn NY released a new album -- the epic 18.5 minute title track of which filled the entire A-side ...based on a true story which happened on Thanksgiving Day in 1965 in the village of Stockbridge Massachusetts. Actually I drove thru Stockbridge (which is home to the delightfully unique Red Lion Inn, I might add, that Jan and I stayed at in early 1980s, of course, the Norman Rockwell Museum is a short walk away and the church across the street has some awesome stained glass windows!!) a couple weeks ago with an old friend on our way to his family farm in central CT.

    Alice, who was sort of Arlo's surrogate mom for some years, became an instant folk hero in the 60s after Guthrie's album release but she closed the instantly-famous restaurant-in-an-old-church a few years later b/c the unwanted 'stardom' was driving here batty (some say not too long a trip as she also had other issues). She did reopen the restaurant in the mid 70s ...her self-taught cooking skills were substantial and her penchant for hard work made it instantly successful once again, but it closed again several years later, I believe ...it was closed in the '80s when we were there.

    Anyhow, Arlo's father was 'Woodie' (Woodrow Wilson) Guthrie -- a well-known singer-songwriter who wrote quite a few 'classic' hits for others like "This Land is Your Land" for Peter, Paul and Mary.


    Anyhow, the whole Alice's Restaurant album is great! ...A true classic by a talented, and quirky, singer-songwriter! Here's the full original A-side for your enjoyment ;-)



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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    Quote Originally Posted by 68fastback View Post
    Well, here's a good first candidate ...

    ...Tomorrow, Nov 21 ...50 years ago, Arlo Guthrie, then a young folk-singer from Brooklyn NY released a new album -- the epic 18.5 minute title track of which filled the entire A-side ...based on a true story which happened on Thanksgiving Day in 1965 in the village of Stockbridge Massachusetts. Actually I drove thru Stockbridge (which is home to the delightfully unique Red Lion Inn, I might add, that Jan and I stayed at in early 1980s, of course, the Norman Rockwell Museum is a short walk away and the church across the street has some awesome stained glass windows!!) a couple weeks ago with an old friend on our way to his family farm in central CT.

    Alice, who was sort of Arlo's surrogate mom for some years, became an instant folk hero in the 60s after Guthrie's album release but she closed the instantly-famous restaurant-in-an-old-church a few years later b/c the unwanted 'stardom' was driving here batty (some say not too long a trip as she also had other issues). She did reopen the restaurant in the mid 70s ...her self-taught cooking skills were substantial and her penchant for hard work made it instantly successful once again, but it closed again several years later, I believe ...it was closed in the '80s when we were there.

    Anyhow, Arlo's father was 'Woodie' (Woodrow Wilson) Guthrie -- a well-known singer-songwriter who wrote quite a few 'classic' hits for others like "This Land is Your Land" for Peter, Paul and Mary.


    Anyhow, the whole Alice's Restaurant album is great! ...A true classic by a talented, and quirky, singer-songwriter! Here's the full original A-side for your enjoyment ;-)



    The album is great. I listen to it on long road trips. It's hard to believe it's been 50 years!
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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    Joe Walsh celebrating his 70th birthday today!

    Life's been good!

    ...early, live version ...with hi own band:

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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    This is a classic album and song. Many radio stations play it at noon time on Thanksgiving Day. Some may have noticed that I change my picture on here to the Group W picture around this time most years when I think about, no one has ever commented on that ever.

    On a side note as Dan pointed out the song is 18.5 minutes long. Who can identify what other famous incident is 18.5 minutes long? A hint, a copy of Alice's Restaurant was found on the shelves in "his" office. Is it the real reason for this now famous incident? Did "He" not want anyone to know that "he" was listening to the song?
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    ...and it's ol' Joe Biden's 75th today!

    Let's honor Joe with a click-thru list of his top-10 gaffs Dunno, but I think they missed some good ones!
    Biden's Foot-in-Mouth Disease

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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    Quote Originally Posted by 68fastback View Post
    ...and it's ol' Joe Biden's 75th today!

    Let's honor Joe with a click-thru list of his top-10 gaffs Dunno, but I think they missed some good ones!
    Biden's Foot-in-Mouth Disease

    HEY! He is still considering running for POTUS in 2019, opps he meant 2020, how about showing some resp ee c t for the potential new Presssssiideeeennnnnttt ... DAMM I can't keep a straight face and type this... someone needs to tell him to slither away
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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    ...and Hill and Billary too
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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Highwayman View Post
    This is a classic album and song. Many radio stations play it at noon time on Thanksgiving Day. Some may have noticed that I change my picture on here to the Group W picture around this time most years when I think about, no one has ever commented on that ever.

    On a side note as Dan pointed out the song is 18.5 minutes long. Who can identify what other famous incident is 18.5 minutes long? A hint, a copy of Alice's Restaurant was found on the shelves in "his" office. Is it the real reason for this now famous incident? Did "He" not want anyone to know that "he" was listening to the song?
    I noticed the Group W Bench avatar change ...Arlo's lyri -lol...

    18.5 minutes ...hmmm ...that'd be tricky Dick! ...so to speak
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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    Quote Originally Posted by 68fastback View Post
    Joe Walsh celebrating his 70th birthday today!

    Life's been good!

    ...early, live version ...with hi own band:

    That song, all by itself, is what caused me to buy my first power booster with my 8-track tape player in about 1977. I had a Vega with about 200A.
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    Re: Anniversaries -- Of Anything ...events, rock-star birthdays, whatever ...

    I found out this week that Miley Cyrus has a birthday on the same day as mine, November 23rd.
    "Live every day as if it were your last. One day, you'll be right."

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