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Richie Havens has died at 72

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Richie Havens has passed away today at the age of 72 years old, while in his home.

Richard P. “Richie” Havens is an American folk singer and guitarist. He is best known for his intense, rhythmic guitar style, soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock.

Watch the video (above) of Richie Havens playing Freedom at Woodstock ’69.