Havens, Richie, 1941-2013

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Richie Havens (b. Jan. 21, 1941, Brooklyn, NY–d. April 22, 2013, Jersey City, NJ) was a singer-songwriter and guitarist well known in the 1960s through the 2000s. He gained fame as the first performer at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.
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referencedIn African Field Service Radio Broadcasts, 1973 - 1973 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Williams, Andy, 1927-. The Andy Williams Show. [Episode 48 : script] / produced by Allan Blye, Chris Beard ; directed by Art Fisher. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Photographs Relating to Agency Officials, Events and Activities, ca. 2008 - ca. 2011 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
participantIn Woodstock Festival (1969 : Bethel, N.Y.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Bedford-Stuyvesant NY US
Jersey City NJ US
Folk singers


Birth 1941-01-21

Death 2013-04-22




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