Richie Havens with friend @ Clearwater in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Richie Havens

We lost a big one today. Folk legend Richie Havens passed away today from a heart attack at age 72. The singer, who famously opened Woodstock in 1969 (video below), retired from performing last year after complications from kidney surgery. Rest in peace, Richie.

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Richie Havens 1969 Woodstock - Freedom