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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 tunings), soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

Age: 72 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Woodstock, "Hands of Time" Single


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2007 I'm Not There. Old Man Arvin
1991 Perfect Harmony Scrapper Johnson
1990 Street Hunter Daze
1987 Hearts of Fire Pepper Ward
1981 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite Amos
1978 The Boss' Son Albert
1977 Greased Lightning Woodrow
1974 Catch My Soul Othello
1994 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X -
1974 The Fighters -
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone -



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