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Of course, it must be said that the Springfield’s expansive Americana sensibility was especially expansive, as it included all of Canada. In fact, three of the five band members were Canadians ... Young, Palmer, and Martin. Palmer had repeated problems with immigration officials after running afoul of California’s drug laws.
From label "Five Dolar Records" [sic] #044 (subsidiary of "Good Music UK"): combining material from 1973 live performances on the BBC and Germany's "Beat Club"
To those looking on, it seemed Nash had the organizational skills; Crosby had the intuition; Stills had the musical chops and the brilliant songwriting; Neil Young—like a comet zooming in and out of orbit—had the poetry and mystique and artistic searching but seldom joined the choirboy harmonies at which the other three excelled. “Neil wants to be Tony Orlando and we’re Dawn,” joked Stills in the 2008 documentary CSNY Déjà Vu . Young had planned the 2006 concert tour as a war protest and decorated the stage with yellow ribbons. Stills seemed afraid it was political kitsch but he went along.
Stephen Stills is one of rock music's most enduring figures with a career now spanning six decades, multiple solo works, and four hugely influential groups – Manassas, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN), and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY). He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice for Buffalo Springfield and CSN, is a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and is a BMI Music Icon (with CSN). As renowned for his instrumental virtuosity as for writing era-defining anthems including "For What It's Worth" and "Love The One You're With," Stills is ranked #28 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, calling his acoustic picking on "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" "a paragon of unplugged beauty." Three of Stills' albums are among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Buffalo Springfield Again , Crosby, Stills & Nash , and Déjà Vu . In 2013, Stills released Carry On , a four-CD anthology capturing the remarkable scope of his career using 83 tracks (25 unreleased) to retrace the musical paths he's explored. Most recently, Stills toured with The Rides, his blues-rock trio with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg, behind their debut album Can't Get Enough . This year, he is on tour, solo and with Crosby, Stills & Nash. As hosts of the 2nd Light Up The Blues Concert in downtown Los Angeles, Stills and his wife Kristen recently helped raise over $320,000 to benefit Autism Speaks' research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder. Light Up The Blues , a documentary-style film recorded at last year's concert, is #2 on iTunes' Concert Films chart and is available now: https:///us/movie/light-up-the-blues/id845025382