Richie Havens

Richie Havens
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Havens in 1974
Background information
BornTemplate:Birth date
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S
DiedApril 22, 2013(2013-04-22) (aged 72)
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresFolk rock, funk
OccupationsMusician, songwriter, activist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, sitar
Years active1965–2013
LabelsVerve Forecast, Universal, Stormy Forest, MGM, A&M, PolyGram, Solar, Epic, SME, Rykodisc
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Richard "Richie" Havens (January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013) or Richard P. Havens; was an American folk singer and guitarist who performed at Woodstock 1969. He also performed cover versions of famous popular songs.

Havens was born on January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City. He died due to a heart attack in Jersey City, New Jersey, April 22, 2013 at 72.[1][2]


  1. "Richie Havens, Folk and Woodstock Legend, Dead at 72". Billboard. April 22, 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  2. Cubarrubia, RJ (April 22, 2013). "Richie Havens, Folk Icon, Dead at 72". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 April 2013.

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