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Famed Woodstock performer: We wanted freedom
Folk singer Richie Havens, who died at 72 in 2013, was the opening act in 1969 at Woodstock, the historic counterculture music festival, catapulting him to fame and securing his status as an icon of the baby-boomer generation. Havens would tour widely for the next 40 years and release more than 20 albums. In 2009, on the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock festival, Havens wrote this reflection for CNN.com.