*Richie Havens, the activist and musician who died in April, will have his ashes scattered across what was once Max Yasgur’s farm, the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival, in upstate New York.
Havens was the opening act of the festival, which is widely regarded as a breakout performance for the New York area native. His famed “marathon set” included an improvised version of “Motherless Child.”
Havens also performed at the 1993 inauguration of President Bill Clinton and at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in 1999 and appeared in Todd Haynes’ 2007 Dylan film-saga, “I’m Not There.”
Havens died from a heart attack at his home in New Jersey at the age of 72.
His ashes will be spread on Aug. 18. The musician’s official website statement calls the day one “of song and remembrance honoring Richie Havens” and notes that the event is open to the public.
Tickets will be required to enter but are free.
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