Haven passed away at his Jersey City home, Bloomberg reported, quoting Tim Drake, president of The Roots Agency, Haven’s booking agency.
“I really sing songs that move me,” he told The Denver Post, the AP reported. “I’m not in show business; I’m in the communications business. That’s what it’s about for me.”
Havens was the first musician to perform at the festival in August 1969.
More later on PIX11.com on Havens’ life and career