Dylan and Havens

© Joe DiMaggio

© Joe DiMaggio

To all the ships at sea, there are certain consistencies or better we call them truths in life. For me, one of these truths is to always to seek the advice of the elder of the village. I presume that this has been the way of the world from time immemorial, and here you see Dylan Michael communicating with our dear friend Richie Havens, discussing whether to use a pick or not. I think the conversation progressed to lyrics and Woodstock; I was personally not privileged to the conversation. I made the photo and moved on. There is one thing that never ceases to amaze me; how important photography is in all of our lives. I totally forgot about this photo, but while doing some research on Pete Seeger, I stumbled across Dylan with Richie. Canon F1, Fujichrome, about 1/90, bounce flash, 50mm lens. Pick an aperture; I don’t remember.  Sing in peace, Richie. You’re probably sitting on a solid gold stool. Great times of our lives, suspended in photography.

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To Young…Sing in Peace

To All The Ships At Sea

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This is extremely difficult for me to write. We have been photographing Richie Haven’s on and off over the years for a long time. We stopped counting the number of concerts a long time ago. Richie on stage was one of the greatest performers of our time.  Back stage he was a just a regular guy.  The last time he called me he asked permission to use three of my photos in a new book.  I will have a follow up blog and a tribute to Richie in a few months.   Sing in Peace Brother…

I spoke with a NASA scientist a few years back and we were discussing radio telescopes and he explained to me that a note played or sung will go on for infinity so I know Richie’s music will continue on…

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