Richie Havens, RIP

Richie Havens died this week. Here is his enduring legacy, his opening of the Woodstock festival in 1969 with ‘Freedom’. Speaking for an era and and an eternity. The urge to freedom arising from oppression, loneliness, despair, power-within… In such art, such poetry, such music, I find political roots, strength, consolation, stronger than any political tract could ever be since it goes to the whole person, the body, the soul, not just the left brain…

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~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on April 25, 2013.

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