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This is a fitting and heartfelt celebration of the life and achievements of the late Richie Havens.
The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” became the unofficial theme song for all who were caught up in the mandatory draft and sent to Vietnam. Country Joe and the Fish’s “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” captured the anger of a generation caught in the net of war.
Music is medicine. Sometimes it’s a lifeline.
Looking and sounding like a rerun of the famous New York Woodstock festival which propelled Ten Years After to global stardom was the Fifty Years After Party at the record-breaking Silverstone Classic.
Despite a star-studded line up which included Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Santana it was the lesser-known provincial blues-rock band Ten Years After who were the real showstoppers.
Legendary Musician Richie Havens, best known for his intense rhythmic guitar, soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, has passed away. He was 72