'we are all connected'
(Photo Vincent Vok)
On March 20, 2012, Havens announced on his Facebook page that he would stop touring after 45 years due to health concerns. On April 22, 2013, Havens died of aheart attack at home in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was 72. The BBC referred to him as a "Woodstock icon", while Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young said Havens "could never be replicated". The Daily Telegraph stated Havens "made an indelible mark on contemporary music", while Douglas Martin of The New York Times reported that Havens had "riveted Woodstock".
(Havens riveted more than Woodstock. He riveted his peers)