Influences on Buffalo Springfield
Connecting the dots of artistic inspiration: a musical family tree
Steven Stills' musical influences are as diverse as his childhood homes. Born in a military family, he grew up in Florida, Louisiana, Costa Rica, and Panama. The blues, blue grass, and Latin music all contributed to his musical development.
Neil Young has cited Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Ronnie Self, The Fleetwoods, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash as significant influences.
Influenced by Buffalo Springfield
Buffalo Springfield's most direct influence was on the bands that its members formed or joined after the group disbanded in 1968: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Crazy Horse, Poco, and Loggins and Messina (Jim Messina joined the band on bass after Canadian Bruce Palmer was deported because of a drug conviction). In addition, Buffalo Springfield's distinctive country-rock fusion influenced a wave of others including Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and the Flying Burrito Brothers.
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