Something was happening on Sunset

July 9, 2015

 Buffalo Springfield's massive 1967 hit, "For What It's Worth," came about as a result of a riot on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles in 1966, in which L.A. police were forced to arrest scads of protestors, including actors Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.

 

"For What It's Worth" was written by Dallas-native Stephen Stills, who fronted the group that also included Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Jim Messina. Rolling Stone magazine has recognized, "For What It's Worth," as the number 63 song on it's list of the top 500 rock & roll songs of all time, and "For What It's Worth" climbed to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 music charts, and it was picked as the 8th best song of 1967 by another music rating service.

 

The Buffalo Springfield was a realtively short-lived group, only being around a little over two years. However, Stills and Young would go on ot become part of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Jim Messina would team up with Kenny Loggins to form Loggins & Messina, and Richie Furay would become a member of several bands throughout the seventies and eighties.

 

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