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.


Richie Havens 1969 Woodstock - Freedom