Richie Havens

By J Poet

Richie Havens became an international star in 1969, when he opened the Woodstock Festival with a set that was three hours long and culminated with “Freedom,” a song he improvised on the spot based on the traditional salve song “Motherless Children.” When the Woodstock film was released, “Freedom” became an international hit. Havens has been on the road ever since, known for his unique driving acoustic guitar style, soulful gravel throated vocals and freewheeling set lists. He’s written plenty of his own songs over the years, but is best known for his... Read More

City Of Origin:
Brooklyn, New York , New York, United States
Genre:
Folk, Traditional Folk, Rock, Psychedelic, Soul
Birthdate:
01/21/1941
Death date:
04/22/2013
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