*The ashes of Richie Havens will be scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the anniversary of the final day of the concert he opened with a nearly three-hour performance, reports the Associated Press
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the music venue built on the Woodstock site in New York’s Sullivan County, announced Tuesday that a musical tribute to the folk singer-guitarist will be held Aug. 18. That’s the 44th anniversary of the final day of the three-day concert that drew more than 400,000 people to Max Yasgur’s farm.
Havens died in April of a heart attack at age 72. He was Woodstock’s first performer after massive traffic jams kept the scheduled opening acts from showing up on time.
His performance of “Freedom” became a signature moment of the concert.
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