Buffalo Springfield - Paved the way for rock greats

Buffalo Springfield name history - Buffalo Springfield Roller Company nameplaatjeFolk rock group from Los Angeles, California, that acted as a supercharger for such rock greats as Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina.

Stills and Furay had moved in with their producer Barry Friedman and saw a steamroller standing in front of his house, with on its side a sign saying that the behemoth was built by the Buffalo Springfield Roller Company of Springfield, Ohio. The rest is history.

Active: 1966-1968, USA
Site: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/buffalo-springfield-p3795

See also: PocoReo Speedwagon

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Unknown said...

According to Stephen Stills himself, their producer Barry Friedman had swiped the nameplate off the Buffalo Springfield steamroller that indeed was parked outside their apartment. The nameplate was hanging on the wall, and when the discussion came around to naming the band, they saw the nameplate and said, hey....

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