Richie Havens30,041Photo Credit: tfraser

Musician, Songwriter, Activist, Actor, Composer

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...Wikipedia

Age: 72 (age at death)
Born: 11th January, 1941, Brooklyn, New York.
Died: 22nd April, 2013, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Height: 6' 3" (191 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Woodstock, "Hands of Time" Single

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I told him, `You don`t need to get gigs from the union. You can make your own band,` ... That`s how he did it. He went down to the coffeehouse I told him to go to. A month later, I`m around the corner at another cafe. Friend of mine comes up and says, `You gotta hear this band! This guy was great!` And I went around the corner and went, `It`s him! It`s that guy!` He was so magical.

 

Go around the middleman; get your music straight to the people, ... You`ve got the Web now. Do it. Don`t even hesitate. Because people want to hear real music, and there`s a lot of talented kids out there, millions of them as far as I`m concerned, and they really have something to say. And they just needed their medium, and now they have it. That`s what I tell them. Go to the Web ... but do it.

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