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Let the Woodstock Festival begin and i can't think of a better performer to get weekend off to a great start than Richie Havens.Thank You Woodstock for making Richie an International star which is quite the transformation from Greenwich Village (New York).

He has released 23 albums since the glory days of Woodstock so needless to say had been pretty active. His latest album was released in 2008, 'Nobody Left To Crown', he continued to tour, in August of 2009 he performed at the original site of Woodstock for their 40th anniversary.

Richie passed away in April 2013.

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Richie Havens live at Woodstock, "Freedom":