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.