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