The kid with the big white guitar and all the sad stories to tell (Stephen Stills born Jan. 3)

On Jan.3 , 1945, Stephen Arthur Stills was born in Dallas,Texas. Stills became interested in music at a young age and was playing professionally by the age of 15.

I have always enjoyed Stills’ songwriting, guitar playing and singing whether it was with Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young); Manassas; the Stills-Young Band; or his solo albums.

In 1997, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: for Buffalo Springfield and for Crosby, Stills and Nash. In 2003, Rolling Stone placed Stills at #28 among “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Here’s a Buffalo Springfield rarity of “Bluebird” that’s never been officially released on CD, including the band’s ultimate four-disc box set of remixes and alternate versions.

(At nearly nine minutes, perhaps there’s a reason. I have this version on a two-disc vinyl compilation titled Heavy Metal that features 24 Warner Records artists. I like the raw energy of Stephen Stills and Neil Young to the very end.)

… and a few others …

Stills 2 may be my favorite solo album of his.

from the second Manassas LP (in ’73)

1975’s solo LP:

and in ’76, the “Stills-Young” band (which lasted how long? Six weeks?)


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