BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #53: ‘ HERE COMES THE SUN’- RICHIE HAVENS -MARCH 20, 1971

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #53: “Here Comes The Sun’- Richie Havens. March 20, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Here Comes The Sun’- Richie Havens
  • Record Company- Ode
  • Genre: Folk
  • Written by George Harrison
  • Time: 3:56
  • B-side:” Younger Men Get Old’
  • Album- Alarm Clock
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #16 14 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

Richie Havens a folk-singer- guitarist was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York- will always be remembered most for his opening performance at Woodstock in1969. On the Billboard Pop Hot 100 singles chart- his excellent remake of George Harrison’s Beatles classic- “Here Comes The Sun’ was his only entry into the Hot 100. A friend of mine who has promoted many concerts over the years – once had Richie Havens play at his venue. We were talking on day and I asked him- who was the nicest performer you ever dealt with- his answer came quickly- Richie Havens. Richie Havens died of a heart attack at the age of 72 in 2013.

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