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August 18th, 1969: Watch Arlo Guthrie cover Bob Dylan while stoned in front of half a million people at Woodstock

Last week Guthrie was pulled up on stage unexpectedly following an afternoon of drinking and smoking mother nature

Watch Arlo Guthrie cover Bob Dylan while stoned in front of half a million people at Woodstock

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22-year-old Arlo Guthrie arrived at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair on day one of the three-day event. Guthrie wasn't due to play until day two so he settled into an afternoon of drinking and smoking weed.

Day one of the event saw scheduling issues due to major traffic congestion heading into Bethel so a few bands hadn't arrived on time.

An event organizer found Guthrie backstage and told him he had to go up on stage to fill the gap in the bill. Despite telling them he could barely walk, a stoned and drunk Arlo Guthrie was pushed into performing in front of the massive crowd.

Watch below Guthrie addressing the crowd and performing Bob Dylan's unreleased 1962 song, "Walkin' Down The Line" at Woodstock last week.

And here is a clip of Arlo Guthrie performing "Coming Into Los Angeles" at Woodstock along with some great footage of the event.

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'I was just about all through as a man' Johnny Cash talks to Richard Green of NME

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September 26th, 1969: The Beatles have released their new album Abbey Road - Listen

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Listen to alternate takes of Bob Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' and 'I Pity The Poor Immigrant'

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Billy Preston releases new album produced by George Harrison: Listen

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September 26th, 1969: Billy Preston releases new album produced by George Harrison: Listen

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The Doors headlined the Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival last Saturday night

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September 24th, 1969: The Doors headlined the Toronto Rock 'n' Roll Revival last Saturday night

With John Lennon watching from the front row, The Doors included part of "Eleanor Rigby" in their solo - Listen

 
The Band release follow-up album to Music From Big Pink - Listen

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September 23rd, 1969: The Band release follow-up album to Music From Big Pink - Listen

The new self-titled album was recorded in Los Angeles and New York this year. Read a review by Mike Jahn and find the group's upcoming tour dates.

 
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