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Published on August 20th, 2013 | by Alan Cross

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Nice Touch: Richie Havens Ashes Scattered at Woodstock

If you’re familiar with the stories and myths about the original Woodstock festival in 1969, you’ll have heard of Richie Havens.  He was the first guy on stage on the first day of the festival on August 15.  

Havens died of a heart attack back in April at the age of 72.  On Sunday–almost 44 years to the day from that gig–his family scattered his ashes over the site of the festival, Max Yasgur’s old farm.

Read more here. (Via John)


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



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