Ritchie Havens

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Ritchie Havens

Postby lo&m » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:34 pm

Ritchie Havens suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday. He was 72 years of age and was known for a very percussive guitar playing and fiery singing style. Originally a Greenwich village folkie, he was catapulted into the big time at Woodstock. He was booked to play way down the bill but because other artists were late showing up, he was asked to go on first. Ended up playing for about three hours. He sustained a lengthy career after that, also becoming an actor and ecology advocate.

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