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APR 23, 2013 - Mother Jones

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Richie Havens' Passion for Peace, Justice, and Damn Fine Music

On Monday, celebrated folk singer Richie Havens died of a heart attack at his Jersey City home at the age of 72. The Brooklyn-born musician was famous for his distinctive, husky baritone, and was a skilled and tough guitar player who could turn strummed rhythms into rhapsodies. He recorded and performed some of the best acoustic covers of the '60s and '70s, including renditions of Bob Dylan's "Just Like a Woman" and (my personal favorite) George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun." Havens dabbled in cinema, including acting alongside comic giant Richard Pryor in 1977's Greased Lightning, ... Read More

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