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57 years on, the cast of Arlo Guthrie's 'Alice's Restaurant Massacree' shares a Thanksgiving

Alice Brock, Rick Robbins and Arlo Guthrie stand outside a building in Great Barrington

Three old friends united by a memory of a famous misadventure gathered for their first shared Thanksgiving since 1965. That's when a young Arlo Guthrie, right, joined with his fellow teen Rick Robbins, center, to help haul trash for Alice Brock, left. That would-be dump run was made famous in Guthrie's 1967 song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." 

Three old friends united by a memory of a famous misadventure gathered for their first shared Thanksgiving since 1965.

That's when a young Arlo Guthrie joined with his fellow teen, Rick Robbins, to help haul trash for Alice Brock, who operated a restaurant in Great Barrington.

That would-be dump run was made famous in Guthrie's 1967 song "Alice's Restaurant Massacree." 

On Thursday, the three shared a Thanksgiving table for the first time in 57 years, joined by about a dozen friends, at Robbins' home near The Guthrie Center in Housatonic.

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Larry Parnass joined The Eagle in 2016 from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, where he was editor in chief. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, CommonWealth Magazine and with the Reuters news service.

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