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Richie Havens, 72, Folk Musician And Icon Of Woodstock
"From the beginning, when he played Village folk clubs in the mid-Sixties, Havens stood out due to more than just his imposing height (he was six-and-a-half feet tall) and his ethnicity (African-American in a largely white folk scene). He played his acoustic guitar with an open tuning and in a fervent, rhythmic style, and he sang in a sonorous, gravel-road voice that connected folk, blues and gospel." Rolling Stone 04/22/13 (includes video)
Posted April 23, 2013 12:56 AM




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