Woodstock Festival of 1969
Richie Havens Stalls at Woodstock

Singer Richie Havens, who was also the first performer at the original Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York on August 15, 1969, talks about his extended performance that ended up lasting two hours and 45 minutes. Because some of the bands that were supposed to come up after Havens were late due to the amount of traffic, Havens was asked to play more and more songs for the crowd in order to wait for the other bands to arrive. He also goes on to talk about the crowd of Woodstock, commenting on the generation that attended and explaining that they were a generation that wanted to help, connect with everybody around them and be emotionally moved by the performances.

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Submitted by: Sarah Dejak
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