50 things about Arlo Guthrie’s ‘Alice’s Restaurant’ on its 50th anniversary

August 26, 2015

It was 50 years ago, Thanksgiving in 1965, when an 18-year-old rising folk singer named Arlo Davy Guthrie drove up from Queens, N.Y., to Great Barrington to visit a friend named Alice Brock. While he was there, he did Alice and her husband, Ray, a favor.