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Buffalo Springfield

1942

Dewey Martin was born.

1944

Richie Furay was born.

1945

Stephen Stills was born.

1945

Neil Young was born.

1946

Bruce Palmer is born.

1966

A white van containing Stephen Stills and Richie Furay and an old hearse driven by Canadians Neil Young and Bruce Palmer pass in a Los Angeles traffic jam. Stills, Young and Furay had briefly met back east, and this chance reacquaintance launched Buffalo Springfield.

1966

Rounded out by drummer Dewey Martin, Buffalo Springfield makes their stage debut as the opening act for the Byrds on a run of dates at colleges in Southern California.

1967

The debut album ‘Buffalo Springfield’, containing 12 original songs, is released. First pressings omit “For What It’s Worth,” which is subsequently added to the album when it becomes a hit. “For What It’s Worth,” which reaches #7, is Buffalo Springfield’s only Top Forty hit.

1967

Buffalo Springfield appears at the Monterey Pop Festival, with the temporarily departed Neil Young replaced by guitarist Doug Hastings and joined onstage by David Crosby of the Byrds.

1968

Buffalo Springfield performs its final concert in Long Beach, California.

1968

Buffalo Springfield’s recorded swan song, ‘Last Time Around’, is issued.

1968

Poco, a band formed by former Buffalo Springfield members Richie Furay and Jim Messina, makes its debut at the Troubadour.

1969

Buffalo Springfield’s best-of album, ‘Retrospective’, is released. It is later certified platinum, surpassing sales of one million.

1997

Buffalo Springfield is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the twelfth annual induction dinner. Tom Petty is their presenter.

2004

Bruce Palmer, the original bassist with Buffalo Springfield, dies of a heart attack in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.

2009

Dewey Martin, drummer for Buffalo Springfield, dies at home in Van Nuys, CA, after several years of declining health.