Richie Havens, Woodstock legend, dies at 72


Early Monday morning, Woodstock legend and folk artist, Richie Havens, died of a heart attack at the age of 72.

Havens was best known for his soulful rhythmic guitar style and influenced many of today’s modern musicians. He also covered a number of hits from the Beatles and Bob Dylan. His last record Nobody Left to Crown was released in 2008.

A statement from the family: "While his family greatly appreciates that Richie’s many fans are also mourning this loss, they do ask for privacy during this difficult time."


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