Wikipedia : This day (April 22, 2013), in Jersey City, New Jersey, died Richie Havens an American folk singer and guitarist.
Official Site : Gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in pop- ular music, Richie Havens has a soulful singing style that remains as unique and ageless as when he first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s.
@allmusic : Havens’ career benefited enormously from his appearance at the Woodstock festival in 1969 and his subsequent featured role in the movie and album made from the concert in 1970.
@last.fm : Born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Richie Havens moved to Greenwich Village in 1961 in time to get in on the folk boom then taking place. Havens had a distinctive style as a folksinger, appearing in such clubs as the Cafe Wha? His guitar set to an open tuning, he would strum while barring chords with his thumb, using it essentially as percussion while singing rhythmically in a gruff voice for a mesmerizing effect.
Video : Freedom . Going Back To My Roots (2008) . w/ Groove Armada – Hands Of Time (2002) . License To Kill . Wonder Child (1975) . Here Comes The Sun (1971) . High Flying Bird – How Late It Is (1969) .