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One Man’s Old Is Another Man’s Young — Richie Havens, R.I.P.   9 comments


Classic Photo of Richie Havens at Woodstock

The 1960’s were turbulent wonderful years. Near the end of that decade (August, 1969), three days of peace and music took place on a farm in Woodstock, NY. Many regarded it as a pivotal movement in popular music. The first musician on stage was Richie Havens singing “Here Comes The Sun.”

Richie Havens passed away yesterday (April 22, 2013) at age 72. His music of a generation meant a lot to me. My being six days older than him means even more. He died young — “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” — Ben Franklin

“Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping
than you can understand.”
— W.B. Yates


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