When Richie was up on that Woodstock stage, figuring out how to wrap his set while he was strumming his guitar, "I had to really make a connection. I thought about the spontaneity of arriving at this place that most of us only had in mind. It was the greatest happening — that's what we called them in those days, which meant in a way that they were divinely produced — and I thought about seeing all of the people from the helicopter I had to take to get to the stage, and how all I could think was, 'Wow, we finally made it!' and 'That's it, they can't hide us anymore!' And then I knew what to sing!"
RICHIE HAVENS | Museum of Fine Arts' Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston | December 20 at 7:30 pm | $30 | 617.369.3306 or www.mfa.org
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