There’s Something Happening Here – Buffalo Springfield Reunion

14 Sep

Well, the Jets home opener did not go as well as it could of. A loss combined with the loss of a fantastic defensive force in Kris Jenkins has left Jets’ fans pessimistic. But, like I have said, let’s wait to see how things go next week. But, do you want some good news Jets fans.

Ah, yeah!

It may have been 42 years too long, but, Buffalo Springfield will reunite for Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California on Oct. 23 and 24. Original members Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay will perform.

According to Furay, Young’s longtime bassist Rick Rosas will sit in for the late Bruce Palmer and Crosby, Stills and Nash drummer Joe Vitale will substitute for the late Dewey Martin.

Furay said in regards to the concert, “I called (after Neil Young asked him to call) and he asked me if I’d be up for a reunion at the Bridge School Benefit. He said, ‘If you’re into it, I think Stephen will be into it.’ The three of us then arranged a conference call, chit-chatted for a few minutes, and planned it all out. The last time I was on-stage with them was the last Buffalo Springfield show at the Long Beach Arena back in 1968. Our lives have gone in different directions and I wouldn’t say that we’re close friends, but we’re friends and its an opportunity for us to get together again for a good cause. I’m very excited.”

While I will not be able to attend the benefit I am quite excited to hear this news. Maybe a tour? Man, that would be awesome. And then the remaining members of the Byrds can get together, add Graham Nash and play a tri-show between the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and an encore of Crosby Stills Nash Young and Friends. Well, a man can dream.

“The setlist will probably be composed of the three albums, though probably more of the first album with a few of the second album and maybe ‘On The Way Home’ from the last one,” said Furay. I really have no idea, though. I’m just going to show up and have a good time.”

Will they listen to me and tour after the benefit?

“Whether anything happens after this, I certainly don’t know. Generally speaking, it’s Neil that gets these things set up and happening. We’re not really saying ‘Hey New York and Chicago and Miami and Denver, we’re coming to your city.”

Well, it is not a no.

Here is some classic Springfield (the Buffalo kind) to brighten up your night.

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