We were very sorry to hear that singer Richie Havens passed away. He was born in Bedford Stuyvasant, Brooklyn and we used to see him in Greenwich Village in the old days, around the time his intense improvised opening of the Woodstock festival which made him famous (see video below). Here’s one of our favorite songs: Follow (Words by Jerry Merrick). It will open in a separate page so you can surf while you listen.
He was SOMETHING!
(Video link here.) At Woodstock, Havens improvised this on the spot: