Richie Havens

Richie Havens
1941 - 2013

Richie Havens  American Musician


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First Name Richie
Middle Name P.
Last Name Havens
Full Name at Birth Richard P. Havens
Alternative Name Richie, Richard P. Havens, Richard Havens, Richie Havens
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 11th January, 1941
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York.
Died 22nd April, 2013
Place of Death Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Bald
Distinctive Feature Long Beard
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, Songwriter, Activist, Actor, Composer
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Woodstock, "Hands of Time" Single
Music Genre (Text) Folk rock, Funk, Blues, Soul, funk, blues, soul
Music Genre Folk
Year(s) Active 1965–2013
Music Style Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Early Pop/Rock, Protest Songs
Music Mood Exuberant, Organic, Lively, Poignant, Plaintive, Reflective, Gritty, Delicate, Autumnal, Gentle, Earnest, Literate, Intimate, Bittersweet, Wistful, Earthy
Instrument Vocals, Guitar, Sitar
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, Sitar, guitar, sitar
Record Label Verve Forecast, Universal, Mgm, A&m, PolyGram, Solar, Epic, Sme, Rykodisc, Rhino, MGM, A&M, SME
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Richard Pierce Havens (January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013), known as Richie Havens, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music encompassed elements of folk, soul, and rhythm and blues. He is best known for his intense and rhythmic guitar style (often in open tunings), soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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wjerryzJun 23

One of the great ones. Remember him well. R I P Richie

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