On April 15, 1966, [lastfm]Buffalo Springfield[/lastfm] opened for [lastfm]The Byrds[/lastfm] at a concert in San Bernardino, California. This is often thought to be the band’s debut but their actual live debut was on April 11, 1966 at The Troubadour in Hollywood. The band got their name from the side of a steamroller, made by the Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company. Buffalo Springfield was short-lived and disbanded after 25 months. In that brief period they released three albums and made many demo recordings and live recordings.
Buffalo Springfield was highly influential and launched the careers of band members, [lastfm]Neil Young[/lastfm], [lastfm]Stephen Stills[/lastfm], [lastfm]Richie Furay[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Jim Messina[/lastfm]. Their most well known song, For What It’s Worth, eventually sold over one million copies
Buffalo Springfield was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.