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Richie Havens

Richie Havens gets a star-studded sendoff at Woodstock site

Richie Havens, the iconic folk artist whose powerful voice and improvised mantra of "Freedom" immortalized him as the opening act of 1969's Woodstock Festival, was figuratively laid to rest Sunday (8/18) as his ashes were scattered across the original concert fields in Bethel, NY. Richie Havens, the iconic folk artist whose powerful voice and improvised mantra of "Freedom" immortalized him as the opening act of 1969's Woodstock Festival, was figuratively laid to rest Sunday (8/18) as his ashes were scattered across the original concert fields in Bethel, NY.

The Roundup: Richie Havens, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Juno Awards, Glen Campbell, Billboard Music Awards, Amanda Palmer

Folk legend <b>Richie Havens</b> -- who will forever be known as the man who opened up Woodstock -- died today at age 72. -- <a href="http://www.therootsagency.com/artist-roster/richie-havens" target="new">The Roots Agency</a> Folk legend Richie Havens -- who will forever be known as the man who opened up Woodstock -- died today at age 72. -- The Roots Agency

Live Review: Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday (The Clearwater Concert) in New York, NY

It wasn't just the near sold-out crowd of 18,000-plus who came to pay tribute to the music, environmental stewardship or the politics of a lanky, lucid banjo player by the name of Pete Seeger. Many of the dozens of performers who took the stage at Madison Square Garden Sunday (5/3) to honor Seeger on his 90th birthday also were moved in some way by this man who is regarded by many as something of an American treasure.

Springsteen joins Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration

Bruce Springsteen and a long list of fellow musicians will join together May 3 in honor of folk icon Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.

Richie Havens kicks off major US jaunt

Folk icon Richie Havens is greeting the New Year with an extensive tour itinerary that stretches into next summer.

SXSW Editor's Pick for Wednesday: Austin Music Awards

If you're in Austin, Texas this week for the South by Southwest Music Festival, there won't be a better opportunity to get a crash course in the current state of the host city's music scene than Wednesday night's (2/12) Austin Music Awards.

Judy Collins, Richie Havens, Janis Ian, Roger McGuinn join for tour

Folk singer Judy Collins has organized the first Wildflower Festival Tour, which also will feature performances from fellow '60s-rooted performers Richie Havens, Janis Ian and Roger McGuinn.