Tuesday, April 23, 2013



From the Los Angeles Times:
Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72.

Richie Havens made many TV appearances, but only once did he appear as his "televersion" in the main Toobworld....

From Wikipedia:
"The Promised Land" is an episode from the police drama television series New York Undercover, and was first broadcast on February 20, 1997 on Fox. Written by Reggie Rock Bythewood and directed by Don Kurt, it is the 18th episode of the third season, and the 69th episode of the series.

In the episode, the primary characters undercover evidence of a governmental conspiracy in the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. While the events depicted in the episode are fictional, they reflect suspicions and beliefs held by a number of people regarding the true circumstances surrounding Dr. King's death.

Folk singer Richie Havens appeared as himself, performing a rendition of "God Bless the Child", a jazz standard customarily associated with singer Billie Holiday.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find a picture or video of Mr. Havens on the show, but there is a YouTube video of his original rendition of the song......

Good night and may God bless.....

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