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Richie Havens: 10 Facts About the ‘Woodstock’ Legend

Posted on 04/23/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyPerhaps the ultimate tribute to guitarist-folksinger Richie Havens, who died on April 22 at age 72 in Jersey City, N.J., is that a Beatle once likened himself to Havens. In a 1971 Rolling Stone interview, John Lennon initially garbled Havens’ name, confusing him with the Mexican-American singer who did “La Bomba.” But it was clear that he dug Havens’ unorthodox, self-taught guitar style. I think there’s a guy called Richie Valens, no, Richie Havens, does he play very strange guitar? …