Buffalo Springfield

Buffalo Springfield
The band in 1966, with, from left: Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer, Dewey Martin, and Neil Young.
The band in 1966, with, from left: Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer, Dewey Martin, and Neil Young.
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active1966 (1966)–1968 (1968); 2010 (2010)–2012 (2012) (on indefinite hiatus)
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Associated acts
Past members
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Buffalo Springfield was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California by Canadian musicians Neil Young, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin and American musicians Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. The group, widely known for the song "For What It's Worth",[1] released three albums and several singles from 1966–1968. Their music combined elements of folk music and country music with British Invasion and psychedelic rock influences. Like contemporary band The Byrds, they were key to the early development of folk rock. The band took their name from a steamroller parked outside their house.

Buffalo Springfield formed in Los Angeles in 1966 with Stills (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Dewey Martin (drums, vocals), Bruce Palmer (bass guitar), Furay (guitar, vocals) and Young (guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals).[2] The band signed to Atlantic Records in 1966 and released their debut single "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing", which became a hit in Los Angeles.[3] The following January, they released the protest song "For What It's Worth".[1] Their second album, Buffalo Springfield Again, marked their progression to psychedelia and hard rock.[1]

After several drug-related arrests and line-up changes, the group disbanded in 1968. Stephen Stills went on to form the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash with David Crosby of The Byrds and Graham Nash of The Hollies. Neil Young launched his solo career and later joined Stills in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1969. Furay, along with Jim Messina, went on to form the country-rock band Poco.[4] Buffalo Springfield was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.[3]

  1. ^ a b c Unterberger, Richie. Artist Biography at AllMusic. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Tony Russell (1983). Encyclopedia of Rock. Crescent Books. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-517-40865-0.
  3. ^ a b "Buffalo Springfield". Rockhall.com. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on August 29, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Bruce Eder. "Poco". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2017-04-26. Retrieved 2017-06-03.

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