Arlo Guthrie is 68 today. Hard to believe this next November will be the 50th anniversary of the Alice’s Restaurant Massacree that inspired his most famous song. Here he is performing an early tune that I have been prone to sing or hum for so long that I totally forgot who wrote and recorded it: “The Motorcycle Song.”
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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