Thursday, April 25, 2013

R.I.P Richie Havens

Turns out Richie Havens died from a heart attack on Monday Morning.  He was 72.

Peter Catapano at the Times has a nice piece on him here.

I recently talked about one of the many Havens covers of Bob Dylan. He was a folk hero though especially in upstate New York where he played often.

I am sure it will be played and watched in a lot of spots today, but there is a reason for it; Richie Havens impromptu version of "Freedom" at Woodstock is the stuff of legends. Thanks for the memories Mr. Havens.

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