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Mother Road Transfer

In this old clip from “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, here’s the Manhattan Transfer performing “Route 66.” Advertisements Advertisements


Living in Tulsa Time

This was during Eric Clapton‘s Tulsa period, in which all his road musicians were from Tulsa. This song was written by a Tulsan, too, by the name of J.J. Cale.

“Running on Empty”

Here’s another road song from Jackson Browne, and it’s probably his best-known. He’s got a little help, circa 1982.

A good picker

Ron, aka merkywave, of Albuquerque lists himself as a locksmith. Not only can he pick locks, but he can pick guitar, as this country blues version of “Route 66” shows.

San Bern’s Fifth Street Bridge coming down

The old Fifth Street Bridge that carried Route 66 over Interstate 215 in San Bernardino, Calif., is going to be demolished soon, making way for a new Fifth Street bridge. It’s part of a long-planned I-215 widening project. However, people…

Route 66 Pavilion planned in Grants

Those who got soaked by rainstorms last year during the annual Fire and Ice Bike Rally in Grants, N.M., will be happy to hear that officials plan to build a Route 66 Pavilion to provide festivalgoers and entertainers shelter from…

Dog’s grave marker moved to Route 66 museum

A grave marker for Brownie, a dog at the Victorville, Calif., railroad depot that greeted soldiers coming home from World War II, will be moved to the California Route 66 Museum, reports the Victorville Daily Press. The marker is being…

Dandy yankees

This is a group called the Yankee Dogs, performing “Route 66.” It’s rock. It’s country. It’s blues. It’s jazz. It’s all of that.

Atlanta library to mark 100th year

There are many libraries across the country that are 100 years old or older. But the one in Atlanta, Ill., is distinct. First, it sports an unusual octagon shape. Second, it not only serves as a library, but also as…

“My Blueberry Nights” trailer

This is the United Kingdom trailer for the Wong Kar Wai film, “My Blueberry Nights.” I used it because it’s about a minute longer than the other trailers out there, and you get a better feel for the director’s visual…

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