Originally Posted by Colonel Angus
Richie Havens did With a Little Help From My Friends, Strawberry Fields Forever, and Hey Jude. Joe Cocker did With a Little Help From My Friends. CS&N did Blackbird. I know RH did a pretty famous cover of Here Comes the Sun, evidently not at Woodstock.
You got it.
Richie Havens didn't do Here Comes The Sun, but he did do the other three songs you mention.
And he didn't know all the words because he was improvising a lot (though his Strawberry Fields is exceptional).
Even his famous song Freedom in the film was an improvisation.
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