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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

♫For What It's Worth♫

If you are under 40 years old, the name Buffalo Springfield might not have any significant meaning in the music industry. On the other hand, if you are familiar with the name as a 60s rock group, you may not know whereby the inspiration for that group's name originated. It was a Buffalo-Springfield steamroller. So, for what it's worth read on for the full connection. In today's spotlight, this rock 'n' roll hall of famer celebrates its 50th birthday.
Welcome into the spotlight...


Buffalo Springfield Canadian-American band that combined inventive songwriting, skillful instrumental interplay, and harmony vocals into a stunning folk rock signature sound, which laid the groundwork for southern California country rock.

Bursting with talent, Buffalo Springfield was a short-lived band that had an enduring influence on rock 'n' roll. In a six-week gig at the Whisky-A-Go-Go club on Sunset Strip, the band polished their sound and refined their image, later gaining a record label—Atlantic subsidiary Atco.

Buffalo Springfield was never a commercial success; it put out only three albums and lasted only two years. Its only top-40 hit was the landmark song, "For What It's Worth," written by Stills following police actions against youthful crowds protesting the closing of a nightclub on the Sunset Strip.
But the band laid the foundation for country-rock and folk-rock supergroups that would follow. [Source: SFGATE]
On this day in music history...

1966 Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song 'For What It's Worth' became a political anthem for the turbulent late 1960s.
History can certainly be amazing. Check out the Buffalo-Springfield steamroller in the video. Make your own supposition as to why and how this unique machinery could be inspiration for naming a 60s rock band.

1973 Winners at this year's Grammy Awards included, Roberta Flack who won Song of the year and Record of the year with 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' and Harry Nilsson won Best pop vocal performance for 'Without You.'

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...

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