[lastfm]Buffalo Springfield [/lastfm]performed at the 24th Annual Bridge School Benefit held October 23-24. It was the groups first performance together since 1968. [lastfm]Stephen Stills[/lastfm], [lastfm]Richie Furay[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Neil Young[/lastfm] took the stage in front of 20,000 fans. What happened after that is a matter of opinion.
Andy Greene wrote for Rolling Stone “Some of the songs hadn’t been performed by anyone in the band since Lyndon Johnson was president, but after a week of rehearsals, the band gave a near-flawless performance.” He also wrote “Furay, now a born-again Christian who works as a pastor at Colorado church, still has his sugar-sweet voice.”
Barry Walter’s wrote for Spin “The results of this weekend’s reunion, the group’s first onstage appearance in 42 years, were vocally compromised; a suited and nearly unrecognizable Steven Stills struggled to sing and often looked stricken with fear. Richie Furay, a Christian rock pioneer, also strained to recreate his youthful tenor.
Video of the event has emerged on Youtube. Watch it and tell us what you think!
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Photos: Buffalo Springfield’s Triumphant Return At Bridge School Benefit