8 July 2007

Ritchie Havens in New York

Arriving in New York and being taken straight off to a live outdoor concert in Prospect Park in Brooklyn was indeed a treat. Ritchie Havens opened the concert and formed the support for the South African Cantata (see separate article). Now for those of you without a memory, Ritchie opened the incredible 'Woodstock Festival' in 1969. No, I too was but a kid, but I remember it well from the wonderful movie 'Woodstock' made of the three-day festival of peace. love and music. His "Freedom, freedom, sometimes I feel like a motherless child ..." brought back memories and we chatted after his performance. You can watch the original 1969 clip at Woodstock.

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