Richie Havens graced the world with his music and his beautiful soul.
He was what all those ’60s wannabes wanted to be, the genuine article, a man of enormous integrity in his music and his life.
We will not see his like again and we are much the poorer for it.
I’ve listened to Richie for more than 50 years, in concerts and folk clubs, in a crowd of thousands or a handful and it was all the same to him.
There are damn few men I love, but he’s one.
Thank you, Richie
Now if you’ll pardon me, I need to go cry in the corner.