(1966 and 1967) After a seven-week run of performances at the Whisky A Go Go, The Buffalo Springfield signed with Ahmet Ertegun and Atlantic Records. Soon Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer (Bass), and Dewey Martin (drums) started recording at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood. The self-titled debut from the folk-rock band featured Richie singing lead on a number of songs with Stephen and then by himself on their first single, “Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing” by Neil Young. Richie also sang lead on “Flying on the Ground Is Wrong” and ”Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It.” Both penned by Neil Young as well. The album Buffalo Springfield was later re-released in March 1967 including the single, “For What It’s Worth.” This song catapulted the group into the national music scene and served as the springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay.
- Richie Furay - guitar, vocals
- Stephen Stills - guitar, keyboards, vocals
- Neil Young - guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals
- Bruce Palmer - bass guitar
- Dewey Martin - drums, vocals