Richard Fariña

Novelist + Short Story Writer + Singer
Born Mar 8, 1937

Richard George Fariña was an American writer and folksinger.

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1937 Birth Born on March 8, 1937.


1959 22 Years Old He was suspended for alleged participation in a student demonstration against campus regulations, and although he later resumed his status as a student, he dropped out in 1959, just before graduation. … Read More
1961 24 Years Old Fariña was present when Hester recorded her third album at Columbia studios during September 1961, where a then-little-known Bob Dylan played harmonica on several tracks. … Read More
1962 25 Years Old Fariña then traveled to Europe, where he met Mimi Baez, the teenage sister of Joan Baez, in the spring of 1962.
1963 26 Years Old Hester divorced Fariña soon thereafter, and Fariña married 17-year-old Mimi in April 1963. … Read More
1964 27 Years Old They debuted their act as "Richard & Mimi Fariña" at the Big Sur Folk Festival in 1964 and signed a contract with Vanguard Records. … Read More
1965 28 Years Old During the brief life of Richard Fariña, the couple released only one other album, Reflections in a Crystal Wind, also in 1965. … Read More
Fariña is known for his novel, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me, originally published by Random House in 1966. … Read More
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