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Richie Havens
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Havens in 1974
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Born (1941-01-21)January 21, 1941
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S
Died April 22, 2013(2013-04-22) (aged 72)
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Folk rock, funk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, activist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, sitar
Years active 1965–2013
Labels Verve Forecast, Universal, Stormy Forest, MGM, A&M, PolyGram, Solar, Epic, SME, Rykodisc

Richard "Richie" Havens (January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013) or Richard P. Havens; was an American folk singer and guitarist who performed at Woodstock 1969. He also performed cover versions of famous popular songs.

Havens was born on January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City. He died due to a heart attack in Jersey City, New Jersey, April 22, 2013 at 72.

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