A seminal band in the development of American country rock and folk rock, although short-lived, the monumental influence of Buffalo Springfield rivals that of the Byrds. Despite the line-up constantly changing, the main members throughout the bands three turbulent years were Stephen Stills (3 January 1945, Dallas, Texas, USA; guitar/vocals), Neil Young (b. 12 November 1945, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals), Richie Furay (b. 9 May 1944, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA; guitar/vocals), Dewey Martin (b. 30 September 1942, Chesterville, Canada; drums), Bruce Palmer (b. 9 September 1946, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, d. 1 October 2004, Bellville, Ontario, Canada; bass) and Jim Messina (b. 5 December 1947, Maywood, California, USA; bass). Furay and Stills worked together in the Au Go-Go Singers in the mid-60s, where they met Young, who at that time was a solo singer, having previously worked with Palmer in the Mynah Birds. Furay and Stills had moved to Los...
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