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The ashes of Richie Havens were scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock concert. Havens was



Published: Tue, August 20, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

The ashes of Richie Havens were scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock concert. Havens was the first act at Woodstock and his performance of “Freedom” was a highlight of the concert. He died in April of a heart attack at age 72. Other headliners at the three-day event were:

v Joan Baez: The folk singer, pregnant at the time, closed out the Aug. 15 shows.

v Santana: The Latin music band founded by lead guitarist, Carlos Santana, played in the afternoon of Aug. 16. Also on stage were John Sebastian and Credence Clearwater Revival.

v Janis Joplin: The singer gained fame as lead of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company.

v Blood, Sweat and Tears: The contemporary jazz-rock band made everyone “so very happy.”

v Jimi Hendrix: The guitarist was the closing act, performing the longest set of the concert.

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