Route 66 News

Racing and reclining

The Mohave Daily News has a wrapup story about the 17th annual Great Oatman Bed Race in Oatman, Ariz., on Saturday. Oatman, a little Route 66 town nestled in the Black Mountains, periodically holds these goofy but lovable contests, including…

Boom to bust to boom again

Heather Clark of the Associated Press takes a look at the Route 66 town of Grants, N.M., which is undergoing a boom of economic activity again because of a rise in uranium prices. With uranium prices approaching $100 a pound,…

Mother Road Transfer

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

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.

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