4/22/13- Richie Havens Passes

todayApril 22, 2013


Folk singer Richie Havens, the opening act at the 1969 Woodstock music festival, died Monday of a sudden heart attack, his publicist said. He was 72. Havens, who retired three years ago, toured for more than 30 years and recorded 30 albums. After Havens, a Brooklyn, New York, native, gained attention at Woodstock, he recorded a soulful-voiced cover of the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun,” which rose on the pop charts in 1970. Havens returned to Woodstock for the 40th anniversary festival in 2009.

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4/18/13- Vinyl makes resurgence!

Research released by ICM today reveals that 18-24 year olds are driving the resurgence in sales of vinyl format music. This resurgence of vinyl is almost entirely enabled by independent record stores that are currently enjoying a period of measured growth after having declined in numbers from 2,200 in the 1980s to just under 300 today. In the last month, 5% of the respondents had bought music in vinyl format. The most surprising finding from the research was that sales […]

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