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Richie Havens

Postby FatalWound » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:19 pm

We rarely talk about old folk music here, (except Leonard Cohen), but Richie Havens, who died today, was a really interesting musician, and speaking personally, the reason I first tried Open D tuning on a guitar. This video, in particular, which my dad had a VHS copy of, has the distinction of being the first thing I ever learned in that tuning, which I've used a lot ever since:

Don't know if anyone else was a fan, but anyway, wanted to note it I guess.
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Re: Richie Havens

Postby Mattmon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:48 pm

That was awesome. I have enjoyed Havens a lot ever since watching Woodstock for the first time with my dad as a kid.

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Re: Richie Havens

Postby meandthesea » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:42 am

this is the cat from bon jovi, the other guy, right?

damn. loved his work.
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