R.I.P.--Richie Havens


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R.I.P.--Richie Havens

Postby Walt Murphy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:11 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/arts/music/richie-havens-guitarist-and-singer-dies-at-72.html?_r=0

Another connection to my youth is gone. First saw him at the 1967 Berkeley 4th of July Folk Festival, then many times at small clubs in Greenwich Village, Got to meet him many years later as he was entering Madison Square Garden for the Bob Dylan tribute show. A legend in folk circles, but he was most famous, of course, for his opening performance at Woodstock.
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Re: R.I.P.--Richie Havens

Postby Blues » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:29 am

Haven't followed him in quite a few years, but his album "Mixed Bag" in 1967 got me interested in using open guitar tunings. His versions of "Follow", "Handsome Johnny", and "Just Like a Woman" were great cuts from that album.. "Follow" is still among my all time favorites.
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Re: R.I.P.--Richie Havens

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:52 am

Just saw this; yes, another one from my formative music years is gone.
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Re: R.I.P.--Richie Havens

Postby Marlow » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:13 am

Here's a good video of his cover of the Beatles' Here Comes the Sun. Love it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbXKsKXyNU
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Re: R.I.P.--Richie Havens

Postby Blues » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:10 pm

And my favorite Richie Havens song, and the first Richie Havens song I ever heard, "Follow"....

"....Then don't mind me, 'cause I ain't nothin', but a dream....."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmJM99baLaA
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