We remember Richie Havens. ‘Stairway To Havens’

This day (April 22, 2013), in Jersey City, New Jersey, died Richie Havens an American folk singer and guitarist.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

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) .

TOP 10

Richie Havens Top 10 :

Here Comes The Sun . Handsome Johnny . Just Like A Woman . High Flyin’ Bird . Follow . I Can’t Make It Anymore . Eleanor Rigby . Something Else Again . All Along the Watchtower . San Francisco Bay Blues .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Released on August 16, 1967, Mixed Bag is an album by Richie Havens. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1969] Janis Joplin is on the 6th episode of US TV show The Music Scene on ABC next to Richie Havens, Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes and English band Ten Years After. >> 19 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2009] Richie Havens is at Newport Folk Festival >> 44 MINUTES on RVM

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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.

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