Friday, November 14, 2014

Misinformation on the Web...

You'll see soon on all the "timelines" out there that Arlo Guthrie released the song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", or "Alice's Restaurant" for short, on November 22, 1967.

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie on Grooveshark
Not true.  The song was never released as a single, as it was too long to be released (or even fit) on a 45 record.  The album on which it appears, also called Alice's Restaurant, was released in September.  So September is the only official release date for the album, and the song is an album track, not a single.  And the song "Alice's Restaurant" was never released.

Guthrie premiered the song at the famous Newport Folk Festival on July 16, 1967.

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