Richie Havens

Richie Havens (1941-2013)

Folk legend Richie Havens passed away yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 72. Havens inadvertently played himself into history when he opened the music festival at Woodstock in 1969 when the bands scheduled to open were late to the venue. It was at Woodstock where he improvised his now famous song “Freedom,” […]

Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden

Richie Havens Performs “Freedom”

The late, great musician Richie Havens performs “Freedom” at Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration.