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Encyclopedia > Richie Havens
Richie Havens
1969 Woodstock Festival
Background information
Born January 21, 1941
Origin Brooklyn
Genre(s) Folk rock
Occupation(s) Singer-guitarist
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active 1965—present
Label(s) Verve
Website Richie Havens Official Website

Richie Havens (born January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American folk singer and guitarist. Havens is perhaps best known for his intense rhythmic guitar style, soulful covers of pop and folk songs and his opening performance at the Woodstock Festival; all the more remarkable for the absence of most of his upper teeth. Havens uses open D tuning on the guitar. By fretting all strings it produces a major chord on any position on the neck of the guitar.[1] Image File history File links Woodstock_redmond_havens. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Brooklyn (named for the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bob Dylans folk-rock album, Blonde on Blonde Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953). ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and for the common people. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and for the common people. ... [[ For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Open D tuning is an open tuning for the acoustic or electric guitar. ...

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Career

Havens first rose to fame in the Greenwich Village folk music scene that also fostered Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. In 1967 Havens became one of several Village-based artists signed to Verve Records and released several albums to mostly local notice. In 1969, Havens opened the Woodstock Festival although he was initially scheduled to appear fifth on the bill. His performance received continuous ovations and kept playing encores until he ran out of songs. Finally, he decided to improvise a version of "Motherless Child" to which he added a verse with the word "Freedom" repeated over and over; the song was featured in the Woodstock film and became an international hit. Havens followed up this success with the 1971 release of Alarm Clock, which featured a popular rendition of George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun". For a brief period in the mid-seventies, Havens performed with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, as "Peter, Paul & Richie." Havens continued to tour and release albums through the 1970s to the present. He later played at the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton. The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953). ... Woodstock is the name of the 1970 documentary film about the Woodstock rock festival, directed by Michael Wadleigh and edited by Martin Scorsese. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Here Comes the Sun is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles 1969 album Abbey Road. ... Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer best known as Peter from Peter, Paul and Mary. ... Noel Paul Stookey (born December 30, 1937) is a singer-songwriter best known as Paul in the trio Peter, Paul and Mary. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Havens rarely writes his own songs, but often applies his distinctive style to the works of others, notably Bob Dylan and The Beatles. He has also appeared on solo albums by former Genesis members Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel. Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... It has been suggested that Six of the Best be merged into this article or section. ... Steve Hackett (born Stephen Richard Hackett on February 12, 1950, in Pimlico, England) is a writer and guitarist. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ...


Havens is noted for his guitar skill; some of his recordings feature a drum sound which is actually his foot tapping on the floor. His guitar playing makes extensive use of open tunings and an unconventional thumb-fretting style[1]. John Lennon said about Richie Havens during an interview for Rolling Stone in 1971: "He plays a pretty funky guitar." Havens has maintained his status as a folk icon, as he continues a busy schedule touring the globe with fiery performances. In guitar playing, an open tuning is one where the strings are tuned so that a chord is achieved without fretting, or pressing any of the strings. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ...


He has also featured in songs by Groove Armada. One called Hands of Time was used in the film Collateral, starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx; the same song also used in the film Domino, starring Keira Knightley. Havens also features on Little By Little on the band's third album Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub). Groove Armada are a electronic music group from Cambridge, England, composed of two members, Andy Cato (real name Andrew Cocup) and Tom Findlay. ... Collateral is a 2004 Academy Award-nominated Dreamworks SKG/Paramount Pictures American drama/thriller/crime film directed by Michael Mann and written by Stuart Beattie, with un-credited rewrites by Mann and Frank Darabont. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Jamie Foxx (born Eric Marlon Bishop on December 13, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, Grammy-nominated R&B singer, pianist, and comedian. ... Domino is a 2005 American film based loosely on the true story of Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey and model Paulene Stone, who in spite of her privileged background, decided to become a bounty hunter. ... Keira Christina Knightley (born March 26, 1985) (IPA pronunciation: [1])is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated English[2] film actress. ... Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub) is an Electronic Dance Music album by artist Groove Armada. ...


In 2000, Havens published They Can't Hide Us Anymore, a biography co-written with Steve Davidowitz. He also composed the music by campaign from NBC, "Just Watch us Now!". NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on October 15, 2006. The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization located in Lake Grove, New York. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Discography

  • A Richie Havens Record (1965)
  • Electric Havens (1966)
  • Mixed Bag (February 1967)
  • Something Else Again (February 1968)
  • Richard P. Havens, 1983 (May 1969)
  • Stonehenge (January 1970)
  • Alarm Clock (January 1971)
  • The Great Blind Degree (January 1972)
  • Portfolio (July 1973)
  • Mixed Bag II (January 1975)
  • The End of the Beginning (November 1976)
  • Mirage (October 1977)
  • Connections (March 1980)
  • Common Ground (June 1983)
  • Simple Things (September 1987)
  • Sings Beatles and Dylan (1987)
  • Live at the Cellar Door (1990)
  • Now (1991)
  • Cuts to the Chase (June 1994)
  • Time (1999)
  • Wishing Well (April 2002)
  • Grace of the Sun (2004)

Mixed Bag is a 1967 album by Richie Havens. ...

Guest appearances

Steve Hackett (born Stephen Richard Hackett on February 12, 1950, in Pimlico, England) is a writer and guitarist. ... Broadway Logo, 1987 // Starlight Express is a through-composed rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics), with later revisions by Don Black and David Yazbek. ... OVO is an soundtrack for the Millenium Dome Show in London that was composed by Peter Gabriel. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born February 13, 1950, in Chobham, Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... The Millennium Dome, with the Canary Wharf complex in the background, seen from the River Thames Aerial view of the Millennium Dome The Millennium Dome, seen from the Isle of Dogs. ...

References

  1. ^ Richie's Music--Tab--video. Richie Havens personal site.

External links


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Richie Havens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Richie Havens (born January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American folk singer and guitarist.
Havens is perhaps best known for his opening performance at the Woodstock Festival, his soulful covers of pop and folk songs and his intense rhythm guitar style.
Havens is noted for his guitar skill; some of his recordings feature a drum sound which is actually his foot tapping on the floor.
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