Richie Havens

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Birthday
21, 1941
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Apr 22, 2013 (72)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1941
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Apr 22, 2013 (72)

About

Folk and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist who was the opening performer at the Woodstock Festival. He was signed with Douglas Records.

Before Fame

He started many doo-wop groups when he was younger and sang with the McCrea Gospel Singers when he was sixteen years old.

Trivia

He released more than twenty albums over the course of his life, including Alarm Clock, the 1971 album that made it to #29 on the US Top 200 chart.

Family Life

He had three children and five grandchildren.

Associated With

Havens released a hit cover of "Here Comes the Sun," which was written by George Harrison.

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