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Old April 23 2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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R.I.P. Ritchie Havens

Richie Havens, the folk singer who opened the legendary 1969 Woodstock rock festival, has died of a heart attack at 72.



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Old April 23 2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: R.I.P. Ritchie Havens

I can remember as a little kid being captivated by his voice and style when he appeared on Sesame Street:



A brilliant and unique rhythm guitar player, and a very thoughtful and interesting guy from all I've read about him. I will miss him.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:18 PM   #3
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Re: R.I.P. Ritchie Havens

I loved Ritchie Havens. That haunting airy voice could make just about anything sound profound. His slowed down version of the song, Woodstock, is still my favorite rendering of that song.

Along with Chicago great, Terry Callier, who sadly died last year, two black folk music giants have fallen.

RIP to them both.
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Old April 23 2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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A great talent who will be greatly missed. RIP.
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Old April 24 2013, 10:18 PM   #5
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Ritchie Havens (do not be mislead from the preview image) -

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Old April 24 2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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Brilliant man. Love his cover of Here Comes the Sun.
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Old April 25 2013, 04:28 AM   #7
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Re: R.I.P. Ritchie Havens

Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
Brilliant man. Love his cover of Here Comes the Sun.
R.I.P. Richie Havens, you will be missed.
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