Buffalo Springfield is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. He was trained in 1966 and initially composed of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Dewey Martin and Bruce Palmer.
Stephen Stills is at the origin of the formation of the group. Living in Los Angeles, he asked Richie Furay to join him, then Neil Young, who is pursuing a career as a folk singer in Canada. Legend has it that Stills and Furay were stuck in a traffic jam in Los Angeles when they saw a hearse registered in Ontario: Neil Young had used it to smuggle the border. Young brings bassist Bruce Palmer with him, then drummer Dewey Martin completes the group.
Their first album was released in 1966. All compositions are by Stills and Young. A song from Stills, For What It's Worth, is a great success (ranked 7>) and allows the band to start. His peaceful message has been used in many movies and series whose action takes place in the 1960s or refers to it.
Bruce Palmer, returned to Canada, is briefly replaced by Jim Fielder (formerly The Mothers of Invention, who later joins Blood, Sweat and Tears) and after their second album, bassist Jim Messina joins the group, he will later form the band Loggins & Messina with Kenny Loggins. Richie Furay composes some titles.