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Richie Havens RIP

The iconic folk singer who opened the Woodstock festival has died at the age of 72.

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-04-22

Havens recorded more than 30 albums under his own name and worked with a variety of other artists, including Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. The news reports that he died of a heart attack.

Filed under: Obituaries

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