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Old 04-23-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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Default Richie Havens, Woodstock Legend dies at 72

He led off the Woodstock festival. A great folk artist of his time. We don't hear any folk music on the radio anymore, it's a shame.

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He was supposed to play for 40 minutes, and opened the show only because other acts were delayed by traffic; but after numerous encores, his impromptu set lasted three hours before he finally ran out of material. He finished with an improvisation of the old spiritual Motherless Child, which evolved into a new song, Freedom, that became an anthem of the Woodstock generation.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...ie-Havens.html








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Damn....this has been a tough year.
Great musician who will be missed.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:38 AM   #3
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A buddy of mine gave me a Richie Havens CD when i went off to University in 1999. I played the crap out of that as it was my study-music of choice.

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