Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Richie Havens Sings "High Flying Bird"



A veteran of the Greenwich Village folk music revival in the 1960s, Richie Havens was captured in the Woodstock concert film as an electrifying opening act. Performing above in London in 1974 with his characteristic rhythmic intensity, Havens sings “High Flying Bird,” about the yearning for transcendence in the face of mortality.

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