Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crosby and Stills

Yesterday, I was listening to Buffalo Springfield live at the Monterey Pop Festival. Then today I ran across this image from a recent issue, I believe, of UNCUT magazine. If you know anything about the group's history, you know that there was a massive love/hate relationship between Stephen Stills and Neil Young all the time they were together. When the band committed to play Monterey, Neil simply refused to show up due to whatever his latest conflict with Stephen may have been. The rest of the guys recruited David Crosby from The Byrds, another group on the bill, to fill in on their songs, too. This reportedly ticked off Roger McGuinn and eventually helped lead to Crosby's ouster. Around that same time, Buffalo Springfield quit pretending they could hold together and went their separate ways. Crosby and Stills, however, had become fast friends and began hanging out...which is where they were the day  Cass Elliott met The Hollies' Graham Nash and brought him by. And the rest, as they say...

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