Havens' reputation as a live performer earned him widespread notice. His Woodstock appearance proved to be a major turning point in his career.As the festival's first performer, he held the crowd for nearly three hours (in part because he was told to perform a lengthy set because many artists were delayed in reaching the festival location), and he was called back for several encores. Having run out of tunes, he improvised a song based on the old spiritual "Motherless Child" that became "Freedom". The subsequent Woodstock movie release helped Havens reach a worldwide audience. He also appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival in late August 1969
Haha...when I was a kid my old man was an ex marine...When my Mom would look at me and my brother and say "Wait till your father gets home" we knew we we're in deep shit. If they had a father who kicked their asses for stepping out of line at an early age , this wouldn't happen. No strong father ....no morals.