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Havens, 1st Woodstock singer, dies of heart attack

April 22, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this July 26, 1994 file photo, Woodstock ’69 veterans, from left, Melanie Safka, Judy Collins and Richie Havens get together at the Bendix Diner in New York. The trio introduced a “Declaration of Civility and Kindness” in honor of the Bethel ’94 concert for the 25th Anniversary of Woodstock. Havens, who sang and strummed for a sea of people at Woodstock, has died at 72. His family says in a statement that Havens died Monday, April 22, 2013, of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Joe Tabacca, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Richie Havens, the folk singer and guitarist who was the first performer at Woodstock, died Monday at age 72.

Havens died of a heart attack in New Jersey, his family said in a statement. Login to read more

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