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Topic: Richie Havens, R.I.P.
Message: Posted by: Woland (Apr 22, 2013 05:53PM)
He was only 72. A unique talent. He will be missed.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Apr 22, 2013 06:00PM)
Oh, my. Sad to hear this. I don't think there was a concert or demo that he didn't start off with his song [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA51wyl-9IE&t=5s] "Freedom."[/url]
Message: Posted by: silvercup (Apr 22, 2013 08:20PM)
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Apr 22, 2013 08:37PM)
"Freedom" is certainly an iconic song.

Thank you for the great music Richie

+May his memory be eternal+
Message: Posted by: Marlin1894 (Apr 23, 2013 01:25PM)
Bummer. RIP.
Message: Posted by: stempleton (Apr 23, 2013 03:38PM)
Message: Posted by: lynnef (Apr 23, 2013 06:52PM)
I heard that he opened Woodstock with a somewhat spontaneous performance. Using "motherless child" as the backdrop, many of the lyrics to "Freedom" were improvised ( and according to what I heard on Democracy Now, scheduled performers were stuck in traffic; so he had a lot of time). Yow! Amazing! He came out of the folk music era, thus being a beautiful opening for Woodstock. Thank you Woland for notifying the Café community. Richie Havens will be missed. Lynn