|When Richie Havens played Half Moon Bay|
A big shout out to Facebook fan Gerrie Linn, who remembered that Richie Havens rocked the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival.
I went back and looked. Turns out the year was 1994. Havens wasn't the grand marshal -- the legendary Joe DiMaggio held that honor that year -- but he did play both Saturday and Sunday during the festival. According to our coverage, he played "Freedom/Motherless Child," the Woodstock opener, and some of his Bob Dylan covers. (Sorry... Tried to post a photo, but it didn't work in the format.)
I mention all this, of course, because Havens died on Monday. His sound was completely unique and he lives on in my album collection.