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Richie Havens Tribute - Sunday Breakfast - 2013

by John Platt

Richie Havens was a friend of WFUV, but also the folk community and, thanks to his iconic performance at Woodstock, the whole world. His passing on April 22 of a heart attack at age 72 was profoundly sad for his many fans. I think of Richie as both a mensch and a mystic - with a down-to-earth sense of humor and yet cosmic wisdom. He was a generous, open-hearted man and one of the most riveting performers you'll ever see.

This week I went into the archives and put together a tribute from highlights of his visits to the Sunday Breakfast in 1999 and 2004. I hope you enjoy it.