Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth

School Shootings: A Lot More Than Just Gun Control

Written by Stephen Stills - Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth 1967

Neil obtained this ’53 Les Paul in 1969 a guitar trade with Jim Messina – probably the best trade since the Yankees got Babe Ruth from the Red Sox in 1920. “Old Black” veritably defined legendary Young’s guitar growl. Old Black’s Dirty Little Secret – its original color was gold.

Neil obtained this Les Paul in 1969 in a guitar trade with Jim Messina, which defined legendary Young’s guitar growl. Dirty Little Secret: its original color was gold

Sept. 13 at the Lobero, Jim Messina with special guest Rusty Young “Sittin’ In.” http://sbseasons.com/2015/09/jim-messina-with-special-guest-rusty-young-sittin-in/  #sbseasons #sb #santabarbara #SBSeasonsMagazine #loberoSB #JimMessina #SBmusic To subscribe visit sbseasons.com/subscribe.html

Jim Messina headlines a Solvang Festival Theatre benefit concert

Buffalo Springfield, 1967 - L-R : Jim Messina, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Dewey Martin and Ritchie Furay. The group took their name from the side of a steamroller, made by the Buffalo-Springfield Roller Company.

B'day celebrant Neil Young (center) with Buffalo Springfield - L-R Bruce Palmer, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Dewey Martin and Ritchie Furay in 1967

Jim Messina performs a special benefit for the William Sansum Diabetes Center at the Lobero Mar. 4. http://sbseasons.com/2017/02/an-evening-with-jim-messina/ #sbseasons #sb #santabarbara #SBSeasonsMagazine #SBmusic #JimMesina #LoberoTheatre #SBnonprofits #SansumDiabetes  To subscribe visit sbseasons.com/subscribe.html

these are a few of the monumental groups that singer/songwriter/guitarist Jim Messina has been involved with.

Loggins and Messina is an American rock-pop duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina who achieved their success in the early to mid-1970s. After selling more than 16 million records and becoming one of the leading musical duos of the 1970s, Loggins and Messina broke up in 1976. Although Messina would find only limited popularity following the breakup, Loggins went on to be a 1980s hitmaker. In 2005 and again in 2009, Loggins and Messina have rejoined for tours in the United States.

Kenny Loggins (left) & Jim Messina - strong songwriting vocal duo from the Jim had a great pedigree as a member of Buffalo Springfield and co-founder of Poco. Kenny went on to a successful solo career.

Neil Young’s “Old Black”: a Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, painted black with one original P-90 pickup and one mini-humbucker from a Gibson Firebird. It has an updated Tune-O-Matic bridge, an aluminum pick guard and a Bigsby B-7 vibratto tailpiece. He received the guitar in a trade with Jim Messina in 1969, for an orange Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins model hollow body.

Neil Young's Ol' Black 1953 Les Paul (Originally a 1953 Les Paul Goldtop). There she stands.the greatest weapon of mass destruction in the western hemisphere!

Buffalo Springfield is a North American folk rock band renowned both for its music and as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina. Among the first wave of North American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song "For What It's Worth" became a political anthem for the turbulent late 1960s.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, 1986 - 2015

Jim Messina, (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins and Messina) was born today in 1947

Jim Messina, (Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Loggins and Messina) was born today in 1947