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Buffalo Springfield

This Time Around

Buffalo Sringfield

The Buffalo Springfield lasted 19 months, yet their music, three studio albums, a retrospective and one of the finest box sets compiled on any band, and their importance in music history will last forever.
The Springfield is perhaps best known for what its members accomplished after the band broke up. Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Jim Messina. These names all became huge after the parting of the ways, on May 5, 1968. Yet the Springfield music, a blend of rock, folk, country, and a little soul, drove them to success with three impressive and influencial albums. They only had one hit single, "For What it's Worth", but the  songs on their albums were written by three very unique and distinctive songwriters and guitarists; Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay. Back those songs with the percussion work of Dewey Martin and the bass lines of Bruce Palmer, and what we had was some of the best songs ever.
And thus we begin our look at the career of a short-lived but innovative band. As Ritchie Furay has said, " The Springfield was Stephen's (Stills) band, but somehow Neil (Young) always seemed to call the shots. " The Springfield had their share of band conflicts between Stills and Young, the leaders of the group, as well as personnel changes, and drug conflicts. But their music will live on. They were one of the first bands to embrace what became known as country rock,(or Cosmic American Music, as Gram Parson chose to call it) and much of their rock/folk/country blend was better than anything that was going on at that time and certainly alot better than alot of what is going on now (2005). and that is a fitting tribute to one of the innovators.
We begin with some news about yet another rumour that The Buffalo Springfield will reform in the not to distant future The original line up, of course never can be, due to the death of original bassist,
Bruce Palmer, on 1 Oct 2004.We can dream, can't we? Two videos of the Buffalo Springfieldhave been added to the site, one at the bottom of this page and one at the end of the website, both featuring For What It's Worth, a promo video, and a live performance at the Monterey Festival featuring David Crosby of The Byrds.
Now......first some news, and then some history to get us underway. We hope you enjoy your time here and that you'll return often.
Love and Mercy

The Au Go-Go Singers

Au GoGo singers in performance

1964, being the year of The Beatles, was also the very end of the folk group phenomenon. After the success of groups such as The Serendipity Singers and The New Christy Minstrels, there were countless 'clone groups', and indeed, The Au Go-Go Singers were one. However, the one thing that makes them interesting is the fact that they contained two members who, just over a year later, would provide the nucleus of The Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay. After a few seasons of touring, a contract was offered by @Roulette Records. The results here are predictably bland, professional and well executed group hootenanny folk music. However, there a couple of shining individual moments here by Stills and Furay. Furay's performance of the folk ballad standard, "Where I'm Bound," clearly shows what an incredibly talented singer Richie was, even at this early stage. Better still is Stephen Stills vocals and arrangement of "High Flying' Bird," a true coffeehouse staple of the time. His soulful, whisky-soaked voice belied is age (a mere 19 years at the time). When the Au Go-Go Singers disbanded, a few of them (including Stills, but not Furay) toured briefly in Canada as The Company. At one stop the opening band was Neil Young and The Squires, and the rest, as they say, is history.
- Matthew Greenwald. All Music Guide

They Call Us Au Go-Go Singers. 1964

Steve Stills

vocal,guitar

Richie Furay

vocal,guitar

Kathy King

vocal

Jean Gurney

vocal

Fred Geiger

vocal,guitar

Bob Harmelink

vocal

Roy Michaels

vocal,guitar

Nels Gustafson

vocal,guitar

Mike Scott

vocal,acoustic bass

Buffalo Springfield

The Complete
Membership List

Buffalo Springfield I (1966 - May 1967)

  • Richie Furay - guitar/vocals - b. Paul Richard Furay, May 9, 1944, Yellow Springs (Dayton), Ohio - formerly with New York-based vocal group The Au Go Go Singers.
  • Stephen Stills - guitar/vocals - b. January 3, 1945, Dallas, Texas - formerly with The Continentals, The Au Go Go Singers, and The Company.
  • Neil Young - guitar/vocals - b. November 12, 1945, Toronto, Canada - formerly with The Classics, The Squires, and The Mynah Birds (w/Bruce Palmer and Rick James).
  • Dewey Martin - drums/vocals - b. September 30, 1942, Chesterville, Canada.
  • Bruce Palmer - bass - b. 1946, Liverpool, Canada - formerly with
  • The Mynah Birds and Jack London and the Sparrows.
  • Album:

    Buffalo Springfield
     
    (1966) - Single: "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing"
     (1967) - Single: "For What It's Worth"

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Buffalo Springfield II (May 1967 - September 1967)

  • Richie Furay - guitar/vocals
  • Stephen Stills - guitar/vocals
  • Doug Hastings - guitar
  • Dewey Martin - drums/vocals
  • Bruce Palmer - bass - Deported back to Canada during sessions for second    album, "Buffalo Springfield Again".
  • Ken Koblun - bass
  • Jim Fielder - bass - b. October 4, 1947, Denton, Texas.
  • Album:

    Buffalo Springfield Again (1968)

    Jim Fielder joins Blood, Sweat and Tears
    Doug Hastings joins Rhinoceros

    Buffalo Springfield III (September 1967 - May 1968)

    Richie Furay - guitar/vocals
     
    Jim Messina - lead guitar/bass/vocals - b. James Messina,
    December 5, 1947, Maywood, California
     
    Stephen Stills - guitar/vocals
     
    Neil Young - guitar/vocals
     
    Dewey Martin - drums

    Album:

    Last Time Around (1969) - released posthumously

    Compilations:
     
    2. "Expecting to Fly" October 1970
     
    3. "Buffalo Springfield" December (1973) (2LP)
     
    4.Buffalo Springfield" (4-CD box set) (2001) 

    Date ALBUMS / Singles
    1966 Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
    1966 October BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
    1967 January For What It's Worth
    1967 July Mr. Soul
    1967 September Rock n Roll Woman
    1967 November BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AGAIN
    1968 January Expecting To Fly
    1968 June Uno Mundo
    1968 August Kind Woman
    1968 August LAST TIME AROUND
    1968 October Four Days Gone
    1969 February RETROSPECTIVE: THE BEST OF BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
    1970 October EXPECTING TO FLY
    1973 December BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD (2LP)
    1973 STAR COLLECTION
    2001 July 17 BOX SET

    For What It's Worth

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