Jan 03: Stephen Stills was born in 1945 Happy Birthday

stephen-Stills  An artist cannot be responsible for what people make of their art. An audience loathe giving up preconceived images of an artist.
~Stephen Stills

One thing the blues ain’t, is funny.
~Stephen Stills

He’s a musical genius
~Neil Young
Rare TV Footage of Stephen Stills & Manassas, 1972:

Stephen StillsPhoto Credit: Eleanor Stills

James Taylor Inducts Crosby, Stills and Nash into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1997:

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth 1967:

From Wikipedia:

Birth name Stephen Arthur Stills
Born January 3, 1945 (age 70)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Rock, folk rock, blues rock, latin
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer, political activist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano,organ, percussion, drums, viola
Years active 1962–present
Labels Columbia, Atlantic, Reprise, Vision, Raven, Titan/Pyramid
Associated acts Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Stills-Young Band, Au Go Go Singers, The Continentals, Manassas
Website Official website


Manassas – Stephen Stills – it doesn’t matter (1972):

Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young). He has performed on a professional level in several other bands as well as maintaining a solo career at the same time. Stills was ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Stills became the first person to be inducted twice on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with CSN and Buffalo Springfield. He is often considered one of the greatest musician/songwriters of the 20th century.

Album of the day:

Manassas (1972):


A sprawling masterpiece, akin to the Beatles’ White Album, the Stones’ Exile on Main St., or Wilco’s Being There in its makeup, if not its sound. Rock, folk, blues, country, Latin, and bluegrass have all been styles touched on in Stephen Stills’ career, and the skilled, energetic musicians he had gathered in Manassas played them all on this album. What could have been a disorganized mess in other hands, though, here all gelled together and formed a cohesive musical statement.
~Rob Caldwell (allmusic.com)

Other January 03:

  • Bruce Springsteen recorded most songs for ‘”Nebraska” in 1982.
    bruce nebraska

    Released September 30, 1982
    Recorded Mostly January 3, 1982 at Springsteen’s Colts Neck, New Jersey bedroom
    Genre Americana, folk, folk rock
    Length 40:50
    Label Columbia
    Producer Bruce Springsteen
  • Felton Jarvis, (born November 16, 1934 – died January 3, 1981), produced most of Elvis’s recordings from 1966-1977. He also released several singles in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Jarvis also produced John Hartford’s first six albums.Tommy Roe, Michael Nesmith, Fats Domino, Jimmy Dean, Fess Parker, Charley Pride, Carl Perkins, Skeeter Davis,Willie Nelson, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Maria Dallas.
    Felton jarvis & Elvis

-Egil & Hallgeir