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After 50 years is this the end ?

An informal jam at a party in July 1968 wound up resulting in some of the greatest harmonies of the rock era. That was when the trio of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash first sang together. 1,061 more words

No.112 Stephen Stills - Manassas

The thought of having to listen to an overly long album for the first time would normally fill me with dread, but this one is by Stephen Stills so I wasn’t too bothered. 138 more words

Fifty Year Friday: Cream, Wheels of Fire; Al Kooper, Super Session

Cream: Wheels of Fire

I seems a bit odd that the rock “super group” is a rarity.  One would think that the very best musicians getting together to reach the highest levels of musical creation and performance would be a common event.  1,785 more words

Fifty Year Friday

July 30 - Buffalo Springfield Bow Out

Buffalo Springfield – Last Time Around

This record seems to have defied the odds with how good it is.  Contract obligation albums have often not been the best representation of rock groups, and in the case of Buffalo Springfield, they had already gone their separate ways by the time this one was released.  554 more words

Fifty Year Friday: Moody Blues, Buffalo Springfield, Harry Nilsson

Moody Blues: In Search of the Lost Chord

With their second album, released July 26, 1968, the Moody Blues solidly establish their own style and identity with recognizable, reverberation-enhanced vocals, use of cross-fade between tracks, and a complex, polished production style as realized by… 825 more words

Fifty Year Friday

July 22 - Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills: The Unsung Supergroup?

Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills – Super Session

Not all music collaborations are created equally.  Some might be better known due to the names involved, but in retrospect come up short musically.  621 more words

From Budapest To Prague


Anticipation brushes sunflower landscapes
with variations of poisonous sweetness,
and the sand of thought trenscends –
a Stills Song commences.
“So begins the task,” he sings, 112 more words

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