Richie Havens bio

Birth Name: Richard P. Havens

Occupation: Folk Singer

Place Of Birth: Brooklyn

Date Of Birth:January 21, 1941

Date Of Death: April 22, 2013

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Black


Richie Havens was born on the 21st of January, 1941. He was known for being a Folk Singer. Folk and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist who was the opening performer at the Woodstock Festival. He was signed with Douglas Records.

Richie Havens was born in Brooklyn. He started many doo-wop groups when he was younger and sang with the McCrea Gospel Singers when he was sixteen years old. He released more than twenty albums over the course of his life, including Alarm Clock, the 1971 album that made it to #29 on the US Top 200 chart.

Richie Havens was a Aquarius and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Richie Havens was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Richard P. Havens is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Richie Havens’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Richie Havens’s parents.

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Richie Havens was born in the Year of the Serpent.

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REAL NAME:Richard P. Havens
NICKNAME:Richie, Richard P. Havens, Richard Havens, Richie Havens
AGE GENERATION:Silent Generation



Zodiac Sign: Richie Havens was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Richie Havens was born in the Year of the Rat. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Richie Havens had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Richie Havens’s birth sign is Aquarius and he had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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