Skip to comments.Buffalo Springfield to reunite for Neil Young's 24th Bridge School benefit
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 Youngs 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 Schools 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 schools programs aiding severely physically handicapped students.
We make Pearl Jam look like a young band, Young said with a chuckle over the weekend. Its all a matter of perspective. Buffalo Springfield, in turn, wont 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 musics most esteemed singers and songwriters: 74-year-old Kris Kristofferson and 73-year-old Merle Haggard...
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It was about the riot on the Sunset Strip.
Blame revisionist history documentary soundtracks.
The anthem of the ‘60’s
I wonder if Neil Young ever learned how to sing. What a joke as a solo artist.
"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,
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.
I thought Wild Thing was.
I thought Jim Messina was an original member also... mebbe not.
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.
Buffalo Springfield “Mr Soul”
Furay and Messina were together in Poco.
And he is a San Jose Sharks fan.....let’s cut him some slack.
“A Southern Man don’t need him around anyhow” - Ronnie Van Zant/Lynyrd Skynyrd
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t care if Neil Young dropped off the face of the earth to never be seen again.
This one cracks me up. Neil Young with Devo.
An Alien Autopsy
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.
“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.
I was wrong. Messina was not brought in to replace Neil Young, but Bruce Palmer.
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
And Jim Messina was with them just for their final phase
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