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More Buffalo Springfield reunion shows on the way in 2011?

Buffalo Springfield reunion 10-2010 
Buffalo Springfield issued only three studio albums during the influential band’s short two years together from 1966-68: “Buffalo Springfield,” “Buffalo Springfield Again” and “Last Time Around.”

All indications going into the group’s reunion performances last month for Neil Young’s annual Bridge School benefit concerts in Northern California seemed to suggest that the operative album title for this latter-day get-together was going to be “Last Time Around.”

However, “Buffalo Springfield Again” might be the more fitting choice, as Pop & Hiss is hearing rumblings of some additional performances next year, possibly even a summer tour. (It wouldn't come as a big surprise to any of those who were on hand to witness the joy the group members appeared to be having being in one another's company once again.)

It had been 42 years since Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay last performed together as Buffalo Springfield before they reunited for the Bridge School event, which benefits the Northern California institution that serves severely disabled students and their families. Young and his wife, Pegi, have been staging the annual benefits for 24 years now, and their son, Ben, has been a Bridge School student. (The other two original band members, bassist Bruce Palmer and drummer Dewey Martin, died in 2004 and 2009, respectively.)

Their set included such Springfield touchstone numbers as “Mr. Soul,” “Rock and Roll Woman,” “For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound),” “Kind Woman,” “Bluebird,” “Go and Say Goodbye” and “Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing.”

Above is a shot of the 2010 edition of the band from backstage showing (l-r): drummer Joe Vitale, who has played with Crosby, Stills and Nash;  Stills; Furay; Young, and bassist Rick Rosas, who has played regularly with Young. Some have whimsically dubbed the reconstituted group “the new Eagles.”

-- Randy Lewis

Photo of Buffalo Springfield reuion for the 2010 Bridge School benefit. Credit: Eleanor Stills

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Hopefully there will be an Ohio appearance I can go to!

Canadian Shows? Ottawa in January would be just the ticket..dress warm.

"The new Eagles"? Kind of odd to call a reconstituted Buffalo Springfield a new version of a group who came after their initial run.

Looking past that, Stills, Young and Furay are just who we need today to show the youngsters (the ones fifteen years in either direction from me) what good music sounds like. I hope they won't forget Detroit on their itinerary.

This is great news that many fans who couldn't make it to Cali have been hoping for. The boys looked and sounded great in the youtube videos, and the music is timeless. If you play it, we will come....

Neil, Steven & Richie
please give us a new album of tunes by the Buffalo Springfield!

we know you can make new magical songs together

thank you for reuniting

randy


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