24/5/14 – Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth/Mr Soul – The Hollywood Palace TV Show – 1967 / The Best Of Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective – 1969/ PLUS – The Jimi Hendrix Experience Hey Joe/ Sunshine Of Your Love – Lulu TV show – 1967

Album Of The Day

Video Of The Day

buffalo-springfield_dec16 1967Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Richie Furay, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin. A lot of successful albums, bands and solo artists were created out of this line up: Crosby Stills & Nash, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, The  Super Session album with Stills, Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, Poco, Souther Hillman Furay Band and from the last line up of the band, Loggins & Messina – but it all started here.


Notice that in 1967 on this typically out of context TV show (where the freaks were getting in through the front door) the bass player has his back to the audience? Allegedly this is because Bruce Palmer got busted for pot and they had to get a session stand in. Also notice there are 3 guitarists and Richie Furay is playing an electric 12 sting (Gibson, Gretsch, Epiphone, can’t quite tell?). Neil Young jumps in on Stephen Stills For What It’s Worth, powering into Mr Soul and playing a jagged guitar solo. They must have been sick to death of For What It’s Worth and decided to get a little more revved up.

This is a similar scenario to the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience appearance on the Lulu Show where they stopped playing Hey Joe (with the I Feel Fine riff in the middle) and started  playing Sunshine Of Your Love as a dedication to The Cream – Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker & Jack Bruce – wonderful inter-band camaraderie.



Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967

Buffalo Springfield - Best Of Retrospective - Cover Art - 1969

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