I saw Richie at the Filmore East back in 1969 for my 10th birthday because my favorite album was Mixed Bag (I wish I could have seen him at Woodstock but I guess I was too young). I have owned his music on record, cassette, CD and digitally. I listen to him all the time. Thanks for the memories and the beautiful music. RIP
The video is blocked from youtube in Europe, but I found it at some obscure Asian website.
In my opinion, Richie's best performance. "Just Like A Woman" at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert in 1992.
... finally i have arrived @ this page. my dear friend richie ( richard p havens) has flown skyward. we have been friends for years & years. many (many many) friends have spoken of his touch towards them. many @ npr's page today & yesterday. all have said the same the same the same heartstrings. tho the voices were different - the touch was the same. "i am the well" - a song by richie, plays in the background. his love & understanding is (present tense) ! is Phenomenal ! please take some (much) time to listen to many many of his songs. peace & ever forward, richie. sincerely, from your friends
I met Richie when I was in college in the 80's. I asked to interview him, and he agreed even though I wasn't a journalist or anything. He gave me a very gracious 30 minute interview, and at the end, I discovered the batteries in my recorder were dead. He not only told me he'd wait for me to buy more batteries, he did a whole second interview, for 45 minutes. He didn't have to do any of that. An eloquent speaker, and a heckuva nice guy. I will miss his generous spirit, as well as his music.
I saw him in Syracuse, NY a couple years ago. It was an outside concert on a cloudy day, but as soon as he started playing By The Grace of The Sun, the sky cleared up and the sun shined bright. It was amazing...
I'm new to Richie Haven's music. Loved his performance of 'Just Like A Woman' on Bob Dylan's 30rd anniversary concert and haven't listened to much more of his music.
I saw a picture of him playing a sitar. Did he also play sitar on records? If so, could you be so kind to tell me on which songs?