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(Talking Points Memo)   Folk legend and Woodstock performer Richie Havens dead at 72   (livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 55
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2013-04-22 08:00:37 PM
R.I.P  Mr. Havens, thanks for the music
 
2013-04-22 08:22:59 PM
bummer, man

his version of 'here comes the sun' beats the beatles original with a large stick
 
2013-04-22 08:26:00 PM

Omahawg: bummer, man

his version of 'here comes the sun' beats the beatles original with a large stick


WRONG. Tragic loss, but let's not get carried away

Also,

www.destination360.com
RIP HAVANA
 
2013-04-22 08:26:05 PM
I saw him play live once.

Guess he's as free as that high flying bird now.
 
2013-04-22 08:27:10 PM
"Folk legend" ... like the chupacabra?
 
2013-04-22 08:27:21 PM
RIP. One of the best performances during Woodstock and a great artist.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg - Freedom, Woodstock 1969

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=J-jJ4nIclpc - Here Comes The Sun
 
2013-04-22 08:31:13 PM
Damn.  I saw him play in once, possibly one of the most powerful up close live performances I've ever seen.
 
2013-04-22 08:33:20 PM
So, no more "La Bamba"?

/RIP
 
2013-04-22 08:34:16 PM
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2013-04-22 08:34:23 PM
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RIP Richie Haven
 
2013-04-22 08:40:09 PM
Knows how to rock:

www.merchandisingplaza.co.uk
 
2013-04-22 08:40:24 PM
RIP folk music man.

Anyone have a group picture from Old Aid?

/nothing is obscure on Fark.  NOTHING.

Omahawg: bummer, man

his version of 'here comes the sun' beats the beatles original with a large stick


I prefer Nina Simone's, thank you very much.
 
2013-04-22 08:42:31 PM
Dude was smoove. Rip musicman
 
2013-04-22 08:50:07 PM
I had the distinct pleasure of working with him on a student film around 1990. Class act all around. Rest easy, gentleman.
 
2013-04-22 08:51:51 PM
stereogum.com

RIP
 
2013-04-22 08:52:19 PM
I only knew him from the Woodstock film but I really liked his rendition of Here Comes the Sun.
 
2013-04-22 08:54:46 PM
Just watched Django unchained again last night.  "Freedom" was the best tune in the movie, and probably the most appropriate to the scene, too.  Damn.

Rest easy, man.
 
2013-04-22 08:56:30 PM
He did a great version of Dylan Just Like a Woman on his 30 anniversary album.
 
2013-04-22 08:56:49 PM

jim32rr: R.I.P  Mr. Havens, thanks for the music


This.
 
2013-04-22 09:11:21 PM
Am I the only one who though he was kind of a hack?  Open tuning & playing all other artists' songs?
 
2013-04-22 09:11:43 PM

Omahawg: bummer, man

his version of 'here comes the sun' beats the beatles original with a large stick


Maybe but his live version of 'Tupelo Honey' is better than Van Morrison's and that's really saying something.

Always kinda like him despite his hippy dippy politics.
 
2013-04-22 09:16:10 PM
I liked his version of "Eyesight to the Blind" much better than the original. It was more passionate and was one of the best things about the "Tommy" movie soundtrack.
 
2013-04-22 09:16:48 PM
"Guitar mics please"...the man knew his performance needs. RIP.
 
2013-04-22 09:28:53 PM
His thumb chords were the shiat.

Fark you to the poster who called him a hack.
 
2013-04-22 09:40:45 PM
Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, Papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K3jvcrHrT8
 
2013-04-22 10:03:57 PM
Worst.
April.
Ever.
 
2013-04-22 10:04:17 PM
See Albert Brooks, Memoirs Of An Opening Act - Part 2  My Google fu is weak in finding audio.
 
2013-04-22 10:05:14 PM
My own personal favorite of his (duet with Peter Yarrow):

Link
 
2013-04-22 10:08:28 PM
Who?
 
2013-04-22 10:11:01 PM

rocinante721: Am I the only one who though he was kind of a hack?  Open tuning & playing all other artists' songs?


*shrug*
I liked what he did with Steve Hackett.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMEnvCGZV3c
 
2013-04-22 10:16:36 PM
Very sad news, he was an amazing artist of his generation.

My first experience with his music came from the game The Pandora Directive (Tex Murphy), where he sang the song Tex's Lament.

Another great song was The Key.
 
2013-04-22 10:19:31 PM

rocinante721: Am I the only one who though he was kind of a hack?  Open tuning & playing all other artists' songs?


Yeah, you're the only one.
 
2013-04-22 10:33:18 PM

No one else yet? Ok.


www.radiotimes.com
 
2013-04-22 10:45:44 PM
www.ritchievalens.com

RIP Ritchie Valens
 
2013-04-22 10:50:21 PM

Six_By_Nine: RIP folk music man.

Anyone have a group picture from Old Aid?

/nothing is obscure on Fark.  NOTHING


No photo, but here's the video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKD0zTl4kCM
 
2013-04-22 11:06:13 PM
damn, this sucks
 
2013-04-22 11:12:37 PM
Just listened and yes - his version is better than the Beatles - blasphemy I know but damn is it good.
 
2013-04-22 11:20:16 PM
Not only a great singer, but he was in my favorite episode of Married With Children
www.bundyology.com
RIP Old Man
 
2013-04-22 11:28:15 PM

stoli n coke: Not only a great singer, but he was in my favorite episode of Married With Children
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RIP Old Man


I've been watching Al Bundy clips on You Tube the past couple of hours so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2013-04-23 12:15:21 AM
 He really embodied folk music. The simplicity of one person and a guitar with a genuine feeling in the
songs sung and  the poetry spoken.
 
2013-04-23 12:30:11 AM

GielZwerg: RIP. One of the best performances during Woodstock and a great artist.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg - Freedom, Woodstock 1969

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=J-jJ4nIclpc - Here Comes The Sun


His Strawberry Fields is pretty great too.

http://youtu.be/Dncuk7aiz9Y
 
2013-04-23 01:17:17 AM
Well, thats two down any guesses on who number three will be?

/this saddens me
 
2013-04-23 03:53:43 AM
So today was the day the music died?
 
2013-04-23 06:23:12 AM
 
2013-04-23 06:46:04 AM

hamsack: Well, thats two down any guesses on who number three will be?

/this saddens me


Been laid-up, who did I miss?
 
2013-04-23 06:52:59 AM
I met him when he was playing Woodstock in 1998...his picture should in the dictionary next to "serene".

I guess if you have to ad-lib for two hours in front of half a million people, everything else in life is easy.
 
2013-04-23 07:44:46 AM
Freedom.
 
2013-04-23 08:10:42 AM

that was my nickname in highschool: Just watched Django unchained again last night.  "Freedom" was the best tune in the movie, and probably the most appropriate to the scene, too.  Damn.

Rest easy, man.


I came here to say the same thing (except I watched it last Friday). I was really happy when "Freedom" started playing, because it fit the scene and the movie so well.
 
2013-04-23 08:32:29 AM
I guess now he'll really see the open G.  'How Can I' with Steve Hackett is one of the most beautiful songs ever.

Rest in Peace Richie.
 
2013-04-23 08:34:06 AM
So he was only 28 when he did Woodstock? That was a rough 28
 
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