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?)