Friday, January 21, 2011
Happy Birthday, Richie Havens!
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As you probably already know, Richie Havens was the opening performer at the Woodstock Festival in the summer of 1969. Many years later, my mom and I bumped into the legendary musician while we were strolling around the Guilford Green one summer afternoon. I said "hi" and he gave us a HUGE smile and said "hello" back. It was awesome.
In my opinion, nobody covers the Beatles better than Richie Havens. Check out his rendition of Here Comes the Sun. You can buy it on the official Richie Havens website RichieHavens.com.