Legendary musician Richie Havens has passed away at the age of 72. Havens is known for being the first performer at Woodstock, and playing for three hours. In 2007, he appeared and sang in the movie I’m Not There. I really regret never seeing Havens live or having the chance to photograph him. His powerful singing voice and fancy guitar playing will be missed!
Last Friday morning, the 40th Anniversary celebrations of the Woodstock festival kicked off at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts on the very site where the festival took place 40 years ago to the day. Richie Havens, the legendary folk musician, who opened the festival in 1969 fittingly, opened the celebrations on this glorious morning in Bethel in 2009 in front of an audience of some 200 invited guests and media.
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