Richie Havens

Richie Havens Memorial Celebration & Scattering of Ashes on 8/18

On Sunday, August 18th the ashes of music legend Richie Havens will be scattered across the field where the historic Woodstock Festival took place in 1969 - today the site of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. This Day of Song and Remembrance Honoring Richie Havens is free and open to the public.

Memorial Event Celebrating the Life of Richie Havens, April 29

Memorial plans to celebrate the life of Richie Havens were announced today. This coming Monday, April 29 at City Winery New York the public is invited to gather in memory of the beloved folk icon.

A post by Richie’s family on Richie’s official Facebook page reads:

Richie Havens January 21, 1941 - April 22, 2013

Beloved folk icon Richie Havens died this morning in his home from a sudden heart attack. He was 72.

Richie Havens | The Higher Ground | 9/28/08

I hope that you and I have something in common. I hope, like me, you have a few events in your life, maybe a handful even, that are unique. Not unique because they only happened to you, like that time your Aunt Rosemary pinched your ass as you walked by her at Easter Brunch. You can save that unique event for your therapist. No, I'm talking about the type of unique event where you didn't wonder if this was going to be a momentous occasion while you were experiencing it. You knew it was going to be important before it ever took place.

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