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Buffalo Springfield to reunite for Neil Young's 24th Bridge School benefit
L ATimes ^ | September 13, 2010 | Randy Lewis

Posted on 09/14/2010 1:00:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

Neil Young will reunite with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay for a pair of performances as Buffalo Springfield for Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concerts in Northern California, with lineups that also include Pearl Jam, Elton John and Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and several other acts.

The reunion of the influential country-rock band born in 1966 in Los Angeles will feature Young, Stills and Furay as an acoustic trio, given the Bridge School’s history of unplugged performances by all participants. The group's other two original members, bassist Bruce Palmer and drummer Dewey Martin, died in 2004 and 2009, respectively.

Springfield will top the bill both days of the Oct. 23 and 24 shows, which generates funds and awareness for the school’s programs aiding severely physically handicapped students.

“We make Pearl Jam look like a young band,” Young said with a chuckle over the weekend. “It’s all a matter of perspective.” Buffalo Springfield, in turn, won’t hold the most seniority thanks to the presence elsewhere on the shows of 83-year-old mountain music patriarch Ralph Stanley and a pairing of two of country music’s most esteemed singers and songwriters: 74-year-old Kris Kristofferson and 73-year-old Merle Haggard...

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: buffalospringfield; neilyoung; stephenstills; sunsetstrip
I wonder if they are the last of the Sunset Strip bands. Sky Saxon, Arthur Lee, and Jim Morrison have all passed on.
1 posted on 09/14/2010 1:00:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; ..

2 posted on 09/14/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Stop, hey what's that sound...
3 posted on 09/14/2010 1:04:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: a fool in paradise
For What It's Worth is mistakenly taken to be an "important" song about the RFK, MLK, or Kent State shootings.

It was about the riot on the Sunset Strip.

Blame revisionist history documentary soundtracks.

4 posted on 09/14/2010 1:05:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The anthem of the ‘60’s


5 posted on 09/14/2010 1:06:17 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: a fool in paradise

I wonder if Neil Young ever learned how to sing. What a joke as a solo artist.

Colonel, USAFR


6 posted on 09/14/2010 1:12:52 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: a fool in paradise
Jack Nitzsche and Neil Young
... producer and arranger on the masterpiece "Expecting To Fly", as well as, ... For more on Jack Nitzsche and Neil Young see Carrie Snodgrass interview. ...
www.thrasherswheat.org/friends/nitzsche.htm - Cached - Similar

 

"Expecting To Fly"

There you stood
on the edge of your feather,
Expecting to fly.
While I laughed,
I wondered whether
I could wave goodbye,
Knowin' that you'd gone.
By the summer it was healing,
We had said goodbye.
All the years
we'd spent with feeling
Ended with a cry,
Babe, ended with a cry,
Babe, ended with a cry.

I tried so hard to stand
As I stumbled
and fell to the ground.
So hard to laugh as I fumbled
And reached for the love I found,
Knowin' it was gone.
If I never lived without you,
Now you know I'd die.
If I never said I loved you,
Now you know I'd try,
Babe, now you know I'd try.
Babe, now you know I'd try,
Babe.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 1:13:06 PM PDT by dennisw (-He who will not economize will have to agonize----- Confucius)
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To: a fool in paradise

When people say that I tell them they’re mixing up this song with “Ohio”.

Whatever I think of Young’s politics, he’s one of the very, very few libs who isn’t a hypocrit, and he puts his money where his mouth is.

I must be the only person who is just as interested that Leon Russell is going to play at this thing. Really enjoy his stuff.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 1:13:56 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: bjorn14
The anthem of the ‘60’s

I thought Wild Thing was.

9 posted on 09/14/2010 1:15:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought Jim Messina was an original member also... mebbe not.


10 posted on 09/14/2010 1:16:37 PM PDT by djf (It is ISLAM or "We, the People..." Take your pick. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!)
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To: jagusafr

He may not be a great singer, but he really does good charity work with his talents, so give him a bit of a break. “Neil and his wife founded the Bridge School, which develops and uses advanced technologies to aid in the instruction of children with severe speech and physical disabilities.” He has personally raised huge sums for the Bridge School.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 1:28:49 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: a fool in paradise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVH-5v-BhHM

Buffalo Springfield “Mr Soul”


12 posted on 09/14/2010 1:36:24 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: djf

Furay and Messina were together in Poco.


13 posted on 09/14/2010 1:37:17 PM PDT by virginia lurker
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Yes, thank you, although I'm not always a fan, he does represent an person from another country who came here did pretty much many good things.
14 posted on 09/14/2010 1:39:54 PM PDT by yesca ("..the 2nd most plentiful liquid(oil))
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To: jagusafr

And he is a San Jose Sharks fan.....let’s cut him some slack.


15 posted on 09/14/2010 1:52:56 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: a fool in paradise
Niel Young, once my musical hero when I was free and easy under the apple bough, is not not Johnny Appleseed but Johnny Rotten... a big mouth, bad haircut and no substance which, incidentally, goes a long way in Hollywood. Now he is stealing the image of Estaban:

Seriously.

16 posted on 09/14/2010 1:53:37 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: jagusafr

“A Southern Man don’t need him around anyhow” - Ronnie Van Zant/Lynyrd Skynyrd


17 posted on 09/14/2010 2:09:22 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; GSWarrior; ChinaThreat

Okay, I’ll give him the charity work (more than many with his level of success do); San Jose Sharks? Well, maybe...

But I note that none of y’all argued with my assessment of his talent. Booyah.

Colonel, USAFR


18 posted on 09/14/2010 2:15:30 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Darkwolf377
I must be the only person who is just as interested that Leon Russell is going to play at this thing. Really enjoy his stuff.

You're not alone. Saw him a couple years ago at a local performance. Walks with a cane but still has the stuff. Some oldies, some new. Played for hours.

I get out Mad Dogs and Eng (Joe Cocker) every few months. Leon arranged most all of it. A great American talent.

19 posted on 09/14/2010 2:25:31 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: jnsun

Thanks, am so glad to hear he’s ok. I remembered him from when I was a teenager, and then he was just gone. I know he wrote songs that were covered and he toured and such, but he’s just kind of off the radar. A great 2-CD anthology came out a couple years ago with good liner notes, all the good songs, and I’ve really been enjoying getting reaquainted with his stuff. Thanks again for the info.


20 posted on 09/14/2010 2:41:16 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: djf

Messina was not a founding member. He was brought in when Neil Young left. When Buffalo Springfield completely broke up, he and Richie Furay then became founding members of Poco.


21 posted on 09/14/2010 2:59:35 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: jagusafr

I don’t care if Neil Young dropped off the face of the earth to never be seen again.


22 posted on 09/15/2010 6:07:24 AM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: hellbender

http://www.jimmessina.com/buffalo.htm


23 posted on 10/16/2010 6:10:13 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: a fool in paradise

This one cracks me up. Neil Young with Devo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSLwhnUiNDs


24 posted on 10/16/2010 6:24:44 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: Rebelbase

An Alien Autopsy


25 posted on 10/16/2010 9:30:25 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: Blind Eye Jones
Yeah I know what you mean. I loved “Mr. Soul”(including the Trans album version I thought adding the electronic voice and dance beat bass to it was really a cool move for a 90’s update) “Cinnamon Girl”(a straight forward simple rocking riff that is hard to get out of one’s head) “The Loner” “F’ing Up” “Hey Hey My My” and “Downtown”(another great riff) are all great songs and I love listening to them. But after hearing this Jack-Ass run his mouth bad mouthing the USA so many times it is hard not to want to take a sledge hammer to my speakers when he comes on.
26 posted on 10/16/2010 10:21:57 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond

I couldn’t agree with you more. Neil was once my idol — on a Friday night I’d go to Woolworth department store and listen to After The Gold Rush in the music section and literally get high from his music — and now I see him on Youtube rant and rage about Bush and with everybody hanging on his words and nodding in sync (they get paid by him) and some Indian bass player that looks cool and it’s like he’s trying to relive “Ohio” again and his “facts” are messed up. What’s important is capturing that hippie-dippie protest vibe all over again. I think, “Neil be a real rebel and go against Hollywood.” At least read up on the issues. But, no, it’s too easy for him to follow the pack, conform to all the flattery and believe that you have another Richard Nixon (Bush) to keep you young. Sad that the “father of punk rock” believes in his own press. And, to make matters worse, his music sucks now too.


27 posted on 10/16/2010 10:56:38 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Darkwolf377

“I must be the only person who is just as interested that Leon Russell is going to play at this thing. Really enjoy his stuff.”

Saw him about 1978 at Universal Ampitheater doing “The Leon and Mary Russell Show” which was great, and about 1993 at the Coach House, opening for BB King.

Russell has had a long career. Would be interesting to see if he still has what it takes.

The 1993 (approx.) BB King Tour was to have ended his touring career, because he was 65 or something like that. We know he is still going, beyond 80 and with diabetes.

So these 60s guys are just kids, by comparison.


28 posted on 10/16/2010 11:10:36 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: dennisw

I was wrong. Messina was not brought in to replace Neil Young, but Bruce Palmer.


29 posted on 10/19/2010 10:26:18 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Blind Eye Jones

I still like Neil. I would much rather see Neil than Bob Dylan, Paul MaCartney, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones. Check this out from 1998.

So clear and beautiful -—>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o12NBnejOGw


30 posted on 10/19/2010 3:19:22 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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To: hellbender

And Jim Messina was with them just for their final phase


31 posted on 10/19/2010 3:34:25 PM PDT by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confuscius.)
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