Singers: A Joyful Happening

In Alice's Restaurant, Arlo Guthrie tells the tale of how he once took a sack of garbage to the dump in Stockbridge, Mass., was arrested for littering, and wound up, much to his joy, rejected by the draft—because he had a police record. Ever since, Arlo has had an abiding belief in the benign power of fate. When he was married last week, the day had been carefully selected in advance by a medium in New York.

Sure enough, the rain had stopped the night before, the sky was blue, and the autumn...

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