Thursday May 16
Thank you, Richie Havens
It's been almost a month since singer Richie Havens died. He was one of the first musicians I interviewed - and one of the best.
Fri May 03, 2013
Rocker Hanneman's death puts attention on spider-bite effects
Chris Kelly , one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died on May 1 at an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive at his home, the Fulton County medical examiner's office told CNN.
Thu May 02, 2013
LEAF brings Staples, Ozomatli to Black Mountain
The LEAF event has always been about music and family. You can count on seeing great bands and performers, as well as many of the same faces in the crowd each spring and fall.
Wed May 01, 2013
City Room: Richie Havens Was Gracious, I Was Dumbfounded
About two years ago, I was zipping into Borders on 33rd Street near Madison Square Garden on my lunch hour when I almost slammed into someone else entering the store.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Sam Waymon Remembers Richie Havens
Richie Havens and Sam Waymon were close friends. The 72 year old Havens, a folk singer and guitarist best known as the legendary opening act at Woodstock, suffered a fatal heart attack on April 21.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
ListenUp: New music and a look at the lives of music legends George Jones and Richie Havens
Sweating and strumming the guitar with artistic force, folk singer Richie Havens opened up Woodstock in '69 with a three-hour-long, 11-song set that culminated with " Freedom ." A star on the rise, the Brooklyn artist artist set the tone then and continued to do so throughout his extensive career, which not only included several chart-topping ... (more)
A Fabric of Our Lives
Resume: The Best of Richie Havens demonstrates why he should be remembered for more than being the opening act at one of the world's most famous music festivals.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Folk icon Richie Havens is dead
RICHIE Havens, who died at the age of 72 on Monday from a heart attack, was an iconic figure of the 1960s counterculture, forever defined by his performance as the opening act of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
WNYC-AM New York
Richie Havens' Passing Recalls a 1989 WNYC Broadcast
Richie Havens passed away a few days ago at a relatively young 72, and even just a couple of years ago, when I saw him at Poisson Rouge , his voice was as strong as ever.
New Pittsburgh Courier Online
Richie Havens in his own words
Folk singer Richie Havens, who died Monday at 72, was the opening act in 1969 at Woodstock, the historic counterculture music festival, catapulting him to fame and securing his status as an icon of the baby-boomer generation.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Taking Note: Richie Havens, 1941 - 2013
In 1971, around when I first heard the voice that was Richie Havens , I was 7 years old.
Freed by Richie Havens
Douglas Valentine and Nicolas Davies detail the strategic use of torture and assassination by US forces during the Iraq War; RAVE ON: Lee Ballinger on the latest in the war on youth: police crackdowns on raves; THE AFGHAN WAR COMES HOME TO PHILLY: Dave Lindorff reports on the drone base in Philadelphia, which is now a legitimate target of Al Qaeda; ... (more)
So long Richie
Oka I confessa I didn't know who Richie Havens was until I saw him play on the movie screen in that famous documentary: Woodstock .
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Coffee Talk: Lauryn Hill Tax Sentencing Delayed, Signs $1M Record Deal
It was moved to give Hill a chance to pay a portion of her $968,000 tax debt. According to Hill's attorney, she signed a million-dollar record deal with Sony and will take out a $650,000 loan to use toward her mounting tax debt.
Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
I'd like to spend a little time celebrating his life. Not just as the iconic opening performer at Woodstock, or hall of fame blues folk artist.
National Public Radio
'Talk Of The Nation' Remembers Folk Singer Richie Havens
Legendary folk singer Richie Havens died Monday at the age of 72. The Brooklyn-born singer is famous opening act at the 1969 Woodstock music festival.
Folk Music Legend, Woodstock Opener Richie Havens Dies
Mr. Havens' death was announced Monday afternoon. He died of a sudden heart attack in his Jersey City home, according to booking agent Tim Drake.
Music great Richie Havens dies
A statement on his website read: "Havens first became part of musical history during his impromptu opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
Hat Squad/League of Themselves - Richie Havens
From the Los Angeles Times: Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Richie Havens Dead at 72: His 6 Essential Folk Tracks
Over a remarkable career that lasted nearly five decades - and only ended with a March 2012 Facebook announcement that he was retiring due to persistent health issues - Richie Havens developed a global reputation as a consummate interpreter of pop and folk hits, an innovative guitarist, and an artist dedicated to myriad social causes.