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Arlo Guthrie Poster

Biography

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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameArlo Davy Guthrie
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Arlo Guthrie was born July 10, 1947, in Brooklyn, New York; the son of legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of the Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease. Arlo grew up surrounded by renowned folk musicians: Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and the Weavers. Since his first public performance at the age of thirteen, Arlo became absorbed in the music that was shaping the world. By the age of 20 Arlo was touring overseas. He was attracting and surprising audiences all over the world with his unique folk style. Arlo is a natural-born storyteller as well as an accomplished musician playing the piano, 6-string and 12-string guitars, and harmonica. He offers a great selection of old and new, original and traditional songs that are as varied as his audiences. Arlo's career soared with his debut of "The Alice's Restaurant Massacree" at the Newport Folk Festival in 1967. Later that year, Arlo was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Folk Performance category. Although he had not performed "Alice's Restaurant" for years, Arlo put it back on the menu for the Alice's Restaurant Massacree 40th Anniversary Tour, June 2005-May 2006. Arlo toured with members of his family for the Guthrie Family Legacy Tour, June 2006-May 2007. The legacy tour brought together the best of the Guthrie songs and stories from Woody, through the four generations of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren (depending on mood and availability). Those folkin' Guthries kept the legacy of social activism and humor moving through time in a multimedia performance, which included some previously unreleased recordings of Woody and Marjorie together on stage heard during the show. Never having been a band member and feeling left out of the reunion tours making the rounds these days, Arlo toured the Arlo Guthrie Solo Reunion Tour: Together at Last (with the original band), June 2007-June 2008. Beginning in Oct. 2008, Arlo will be back on the road with a new recording and a new tour, the Lost World Tour, which will continue through May 2009. "Lost World" is the first record of new songs by Arlo since "Mystic Journey" was released in 1996.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rising Son Records

Spouse (1)

Jacqueline Hyde (9 October 1969 - 14 October 2012) ( her death) ( 4 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Long curly silver hair
Dansko shoes

Trivia (8)

Son of Woody Guthrie
Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 2001
Had a hootenanny-style bar mitzvah when he was 13. His Hebrew tutor was the then-unknown Rabbi Meir Kahane, who later became founder of the Jewish Defense League.
Father of Sarah Lee Guthrie
Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the Chicago Eight, featuring defendants Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines, and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
A new CD entitled "In Times Like These" featuring the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will be released on Arlo's 60th birthday on July 10 [July 2007]
Is currently doing a US Tour with his four children, son-in-law and seven grandchildren. Tour is entitled "Guthrie Family Rides Again" [October 2009]
Best friends with Pete Seeger.

Personal Quotes (5)

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.
I don't do anything on stage that allows me to become a trained seal, where you're just doing the same thing over and over.
My only description for me is that there's no throwaway people. That's the creed that I live by. It doesn't matter if I'm singing or not. That's the kind of person that my father and mother wanted me to be. The end obligation is to make people feel good about who they are.
[on the advent of 'Flower Power'] All political systems are on their way out. We're finally gonna get to the point where there's no more bigotry or greed or war. Peace is on the way. People are simply gonna learn that they can get more by being groovy than by being greedy.
[on Woodstock, 1969] What made it wonderful was the fact that all those people could get along together without one black eye, one cut lip. That's what went down - the kids respected the cops for doing their thing (and doing it well, too) and the cops respected the kids for not running wild - even though the conditions were terrible. You know, they could have started burnin' stuff down, but they just sat there and were grooving with each other.

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