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Richie Havens (1993)

Interview by Paul Zollo, Rock's Backpages Audio, 4 June 1993

Mr. Havens talks about the return of '60s "message music"; at length about his appearance at Woodstock; Greenwich Village and Albert Grossman; his guitar style, and being an interpreter of Dylan, the Beatles... and Judy Henske.

File format: mp3; file size: 29.6mb, interview length: 32' 21" sound quality: ****

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Keith Altham Planes West to Cover America's Monterey Pop Festival and Cables This Day-By-Day Report

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 24 June 1967

WE DROVE to London Airport in Animal manager Mike Jeffery's Rolls-Royce while he dictated a few last minute instructions to assistant Tony Garland — "Ring ...

Richie Havens: The Troubador, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Tony Leigh, KRLA Beat, 23 March 1968

LOS ANGELES — For a long time Richie Havens only belonged to New York, now he will belong to everyone. Havens opened on the West ...

Richie Havens' Big Step

Profile by Mike Jahn, Pop Scene Service, 25 April 1968

A PERFORMER can be fairly sure he is successful when record companies start releasing records he would rather forget. ...

Richie Havens: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 4 November 1968

Richie Havens Puts Sincerity Into Songs, Guitar-Playing, Talk ...

Blind Faith, Richie Havens, Donovan, Edgar Broughton Band, The Third Ear Band: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 14 June 1969

Following Blind Faith to the shores of a lake ...

Blind Faith: A Fine Day

Report by Geoffrey Cannon, The Village Voice, 19 June 1969

LONDON — take a sheet of thin cardboard. Sprinkle iron filings on top. Place a magnet underneath. All the filings will start and shift, and ...

Bob Dylan, The Band: Isle of Wight Festival

Live Review by Miles, International Times, 12 September 1969

VISITORS to the 2nd Isle of Wight Music Festival at Godshill near Ryde more than doubled the population of the Island, outnumbered the 130 local ...

Richie Havens: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 1 November 1969

RICHIE HAVENS, who has become one of the most important figures in folk music, performed at Philharmonic Hall last night. ...

The Keef Hartley Band, Richie Havens, East of Eden, Yes: Olympia, Paris

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 17 January 1970

Handling the French ...

Richie Havens, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Voices of East Harlem et al – Vietnam Moratorium Benefit, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 29 January 1970

Garden Thronged for Songfest In Aid of Vietnam Moratorium ...

Richie Havens: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 31 January 1970

CHARISMA: a rare kind of animal magnetism, frequently wrongly attributed to popular artists who don't possess it. ...

Richie Havens: Stonehenge (Stormy Forest)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Fusion, 20 March 1970

THE SUBJECT OF Richie Havens is always sure to provoke an argument. Those who tend to dislike him do so with a great deal of ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Mark Plummer, Michael Watts, Chris Welch, Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 5 September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

Richie Havens: A State Of Mind (Verve)

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 6 November 1971

DON'T CONFUSE this with the soon-to-be-released Havens album, The Great Blind Degree. ...

Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, Melanie, Sha Na Na: Crystal Palace Bowl, London

Live Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 10 June 1972

Soakin' At The Palace: TONY STEWART reviews the Garden Party that should have been a lot better ...

Richie Havens: On Stage

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 15 February 1973

The question of motion has developed into a trap of sorts since our entertainers became artists. Artists must continually grow and evolve, but invariably draw ...

Richie Havens: Mixed Bag II

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 18 January 1975

ONE DAY WHEN it was raining, I swore a great and terrible oath. ...

R.E.M. and Friends: Capitol Theater, Passaic, N.J.

Live Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, 30 June 1984

IT WAS A folk-rocker's fantasy: R.E.M. was videotaping a concert for MTV broadcast in July, for a new series called Influences. And so the IRS Records ...

Richie Havens: Middle Of The Dirt Road

Interview by Bruce Pollock, Guitar, Fall 1990

IT'S A VOICE you remember, possessing in its cavernous reaches the smoky essence of an age. ...

AUDIO: Richie Havens (1993)

Audio transcript of interview by Paul Zollo, Rock's Backpages Audio, 4 June 1993

This is a transcript of Paul's audio interview with Richie. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Richie Havens: The Eternal Flame of Woodstock

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Gabriel, DISCoveries, August 1994

THE YEAR 1969, in rock music, was the culmination of the era of the huge outdoor concert festival. ...

Richie Havens: Bottom Line, NYC

Live Review by Kandia Crazy Horse, PopMatters, 7 August 2002

MOST OF MY generation ("X") peers - especially indie rock & dance music critics - and a wide swathe of bitter boomers relentlessly disparage veteran ...

Richie Havens: Jazz Café, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, The Independent, 15 January 2004

RICHIE HAVENS'S LIFE hinged on Woodstock. His three-hour opening set at the festival, climaxing with 'Freedom', his anthemic improvisation on the spiritual 'Motherless Child', linked ...

Woodstock's 40th anniversary

Retrospective and Interview by Alan Light,, August 2009

Woodstock was a beginning, and it was an end. ...


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