Sunday, March 19, 2006

For you old rock 'n rollers...

I-44 at Springfield, Missouri, before US65 was realligned.

"Although Buffalo Springfield was never a major commercial success, 'For What It’s Worth' was a legitimate hit, and the group’s reputation would only grow stronger with the later successes of its members. Stills went on to form a band with David Crosby of The Byrds and Graham Nash of The Hollies in 1968; Young launched a solo career but also seemed to take almost perverse pleasure in perpetuating his love/hate relationship with Stills by occasionally showing up to play on Crosby, Stills, and Nash albums; Furay and Messina both became founding members of Poco before going on to other things, including Furay becoming one third of the Souther, Hillman, and Furay band and Messina one half of the Loggins & Messina duo."


The Phoenix said...

How old is that photo?
East of Springfield, MODOT had built the new road southbound to Branson but had not switched 65 northbound to Buffalo to a new route, that's as close as I can guess, so maybe 20 years.

Bruce said...

It's amazing how many stars came out of that group, isn't it?
I should add that the band took their name from a brand of highway construction equipment they saw while stuck in Los Angeles traffic.

There are several books about the band, and its influence on music history.

Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and Young is often mentioned as the height of rock music, but so much so that they were so into the music that the audience became irrelevant. I've heard that they often played with their backs to the audience. Rock as we know it, were the musicians play for the house, is a reaction to that attitude.