Buffalo Springfield ... Again: Reunion After 42 Years This Weekend
Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Dewey Martin, & Bruce Palmer
"Like to see those guys again
And give it a shot
Maybe now we can show the world
What we got
But I'd just like to play for the fun we had"
"Buffalo Springfield Again" by Neil Young, 2000
The Buffalo Springfield will reunite at the Bridge School Benefit concerts this weekend -- 42 years since their last performance together on May 5, 1968 at the Long Beach Arena.
The Buffalo Springfield Again lineup will consist of original members Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay. Bassist Rick Rosas will fill in for the late Bruce Palmer, and CSN drummer Joe Vitale will fill in for the late Dewey Martin.
From Rolling Stone | "Buffalo Springfield’s Richie Furay Discusses Reunion" by Andy Greene:
Two weeks ago, Buffalo Springfield guitarist Richie Furay got a text message from Neil Young that simply said, “Call me.” “I called and he asked me if I’d be up for a reunion at the Bridge School Benefit,” Furay says. “He said, ‘If you’re into it, I think Stephen [Stills] will be into it.’ The three of us then arranged a conference call, chit-chatted for a few minutes, and planned it all out.
The last time I was onstage with them was the last Buffalo Springfield show at the Long Beach Arena back in 1968. Our lives have gone in different directions and I wouldn’t say that we’re close friends, but we’re friends and its an opportunity for us to get together again for a good cause. I’m very excited.”
For What It's Worth / Mr. Soul at the Hollywood Palace in 1967
The impact of Buffalo Springfield's brief but highly influential career still resonates today. Despite existing for just two years -- the notoriously volatile band folded in 1968 after just three albums -- the seminal Buffalo Springfield are considered one of the most influential groups of their era with their unique melange of melodic folk rock, trippy psychedelia and hip country sound. Along with the Byrds, The Buffalo Springfield country-rock sound spawned an entire genre from Poco to Loggins & Messina to Jackson Browne to The Eagles -- arguably the most successful American band of the last 40 years.
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth (Monterey 1967)
Also, see Buffalo Springfield To Reunite After 42 Years.
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More on the upcoming 2010 Bridge School 24th Annual Benefit Concert and lineup listing of performers.
More on The Buffalo Springfield and Neil Young. Also, see Bruce Palmer 1946-2004 and Dewey Martin-1940-2009.