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Richie Havens: On Stage

Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 15 February 1973

The question of motion has developed into a trap of sorts since our entertainers became artists. Artists must continually grow and evolve, but invariably draw criticism when they attempt to move away from an identity their audience has become comfortable with. And yet even the most comfortable of grooves will, in time, see its power drained at the hands of creeping artistic stagnation. The second stop in this dilemma is where you’ll currently find Richie Havens.

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