BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD: Richie Furay Leads Tribute
By Chip Nelson
February 25, 2018
Original Buffalo Springfield singer-guitarist Richie Furay was the centerpiece of a tribute concert to the band Saturday at the Alex Theater in Glendale, California.
While the band's more famous alumni, Stephen Stills and Neil Young, didn't participate, Furay sang eight songs -- including his own "Kind Woman," Stills' "Go and Say Goodbye" and Young's "On the Way Home" -- with help from his pregnant daughter, Jessie Lynch. The 73-year-old also took a verse in the ensemble finale of the band's biggest hit, "For What It's Worth."
The concert's other 25 performances were sung by Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Martha Davis of The Motels and Susan Cowsill, while Elliot Easton of The Cars provided standout guitar on "Bluebird" and "For What It's Worth."
Furay has posted video from the show on his Facebook page.
The annual Wild Honey Orchestra benefit -- which salutes a different band each year -- raises money for the Autism Think Tank.
- The band's original bassist and drummer, Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin, have both passed away.