Richie Havens (1941–2013)

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Richie Havens was born on January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Richard Pierce Havens. He was married to Nancy. He died on April 22, 2013 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Green Lantern Soundtrack
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 2019 Ibiza: The Silent Movie (Documentary) (performer: "Going Back to My Roots")
 2019 High Flying Bird (performer: "High Flyin' Bird", "Handsome Johnny") / (writer: "Handsome Johnny" - as Richard Pierce Havens)
 2018 Yes 50: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow (Video) (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 2014 The Falling (performer: "High Flyin' Bird")
 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Pontiac (2014) ... (performer: "The Times They Are a-Changin'" - uncredited)
 2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (writer: "Hands of Time")
 2012 Django Unchained (performer: "Freedom") / (writer: "Freedom")
 2011 Green Lantern (writer: "Hands Of Time")
 2009 Yes: The Lost Broadcasts (Video) (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 2009 ...Sings the Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Here Comes the Sun")
 2009 Taking Woodstock (performer: "Handsome Johnny", "High Flyin' Bird", "Freedom (2009)") / (writer: "Handsome Johnny", "Freedom (2009)" - as Richard Havens)
 2009 Soundtrack for a Revolution (Documentary) (performer: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken?")
 2009 Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Re-Entry (2009) ... (writer: "Hands of Time" - uncredited)
 2008 ER (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Life After Death (2008) ... (performer: "The Times They Are A Changing" - uncredited)
 2008 CIRCA: Live (Video) (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 2007 I'm Not There (performer: "Tombstone Blues")
  TV Land Confidential (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Music (2007) ... (performer: "Freedom") / (writer: "Freedom")
 2007 Classic Artists: Yes (Video documentary) (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 2007 The Condemned (writer: "Hands of Time")
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness (performer: "Morning, Morning" (1967))
 2006 Tell No One (performer: "Hands of time") / (writer: "Hands of time" - as Richard Havens)
 2006 The Hoax (performer: "Here Comes the Sun" (1969))
 2005 Domino (writer: "Hands Of Time")
 2005 A Lot Like Love (writer: "Hands of Time")
 2005 Leirskolen (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2005) ... (writer: "Hands of Time")
 2004 Collateral (performer: "Hands Of Time") / (writer: "Hands Of Time" - as Richard Havens)
 2003 Yesspeak (Documentary) (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 2002 The West Wing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Election Night (2002) ... (performer: "The Times They Are a Changin" - uncredited)
 2002 Spun (writer: "Freedom")
 2002 Searching for Debra Winger (Documentary) ("Freedom")
 2002 Oz (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Variety (2002) ... ("Handsome Johnny")
 2001 Top Ten (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Prog Rock (2001) ... (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 2000 Steal This Movie (performer: "Follow")
 1999 Glimmer (Short) (performer: "Wandering Angus")
 1999 A Walk on the Moon (performer: "Freedom" (1969), "Follow" (1967)) / (writer: "Freedom" (1969))
 1998 Hideous Kinky (performer: "Here Comes the Sun", "Follow")
 1998 Rock Family Trees (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prog Rock Years (1998) ... (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 1998 The Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rhyme and Reason (1998) ... (performer: "Follow")
 1998 Tex Murphy: Overseer (Video Game) (performer: "Trying to Try") / (writer: "Trying to Try")
 1997 Warriors of Virtue (performer: "Inside Of You")
 1996 The Pandora Directive (Video Game) (performer: "Tex's Lament")
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Follow")
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Generation (1995) ... (writer: "Handsome Johnny")
 1994 Ulrike Marie Meinhof (Documentary) (performer: "Freedom" - as RItchie Havens) / (writer: "Freedom" - as RItchie Havens)
 1994 The War (performer: "Follow" - as Ritchie Havens)
 1993 Ordinary Magic (performer: "Peace Train")
 1991 YesYears (Video documentary) (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 1991 Tribute to Harry Chapin (TV Special documentary) (performer: "W.O.L.D.")
 1988-1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Wonder Years (1991) ... (performer: "Here Comes the Sun" - uncredited)
- Heart of Darkness (1988) ... (performer: "Here Comes the Sun")
 1990 Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document (Video documentary) (performer: "Freedom")
 1990 Woodstock: The Lost Performances (Video documentary) (performer: "Strawberry Fields Forever")
 1990 Navy Seals (performer: "Hardline")
 1989 Living Dolls (TV Series) (performer: "Take Your Best Shot") / (writer: "Take Your Best Shot")
 1989 Wired (performer: "Still Looking for a Way to Say Goodbye")
 1989 Homer and Eddie (performer: "Home", "Livin' In The Jungle", "Bad Seed")
 1989 Cannonball Fever (performer: "Drivin") / (writer: "Drivin")
 1989 Flying Blind (TV Movie) (performer: "Follow")
 1988 Boulevard of Broken Dreams (performer: "One Good Reason") / (producer: "One Good Reason")
 1987 Stingray (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Anytime, Anywhere (1987) ... (performer: "To The Silent Soldiers")
- The Greeter (1987) ... (performer: "There's No One Home")
 1980 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything (TV Movie) (performer: "Two Hearts in Perfect Time")
 1979 The American Game (Documentary) (performer: "The American Game", "Yesterday Is Gone")
 1978 The Boss' Son (performer: "From Day One", "Why Don't You Walk Away")
 1978 Do You Remember Vietnam (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Minstrel From Gaul") / (writer: "Minstrel From Gaul")
 1978 Coming Home (performer: "Follow" (1967))
 1977 Greased Lightning (performer: "All Come True")
 1977 Citizens Band (performer: "I'm Not In Love")
 1974 Sing Sing Thanksgiving (Documentary) (writer: "Run Shaker Life")
 1972 Ciao Manhattan (performer: "To Give All Your Love Away", "Shouldn't All The World Be Dancing?, "Can't Make It Anymore") / (writer: "To Give All Your Love Away", "Shouldn't All The World Be Dancing?)
 1970 Opération 666 - Paris Underground Festival (TV Special) (performer: "You Never Give Me Your Money", "Helplessly Hoping")
 1970 Amougies (Music Power - European Music Revolution) (Documentary) (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (performer: "Nobody Knows")
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (performer: "Handsome Johnny", "Freedom" (Improvisation, based on "Motherless Child, traditional)) / (writer: "Handsome Johnny")
 1969 Beat-Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.49 (1969) ... (writer: "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed")
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (performer: "Rocky Raccoon")
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Founded the Natural Guard, a hands-on teaching vehicle for kids to learn of man's effect on the environment. Co-founded the Northwinds Undersea Institute, an oceanographic museum located on City Island in the Bronx. See more »

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I really sing songs that move me. I'm not in show business. I'm in the communications business. That's what it's for me. See more »


Folk singer and guitarist. See more »

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