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Buffalo Springfield reunion

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AGAIN: The surviving members of Buffalo Springfield reunited onstage Saturday night for the Bridge School Benefit at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay hadn’t shared a stage since the final Buffalo Springfield concert in 1968, but as soon as their voices merged, it seemed as if no time had passed for them at all, according to Rolling Sone’s Andy Greene. After a week of rehearsals, the band gave a near-flawless performance. Young, who wore his signature ’60s-era fringe jacket, was content to play guitar for most of the show, letting Furay and Stills sing most of the songs. Furay, now a born-again Christian who works as a pastor at Colorado church, still has his sugar-sweet voice. A recently slimmed-down Stills sounded crisper than he had in many years. With CSN drummer Joe Vitale in for the late Dewey Martin and Young’s longtime bassist Rick Rosas replacing the late Bruce Palmer, the group meticulously recreated the studio arrangements of classics (“Mr. Soul,” “Rock and Roll Woman”), obscurities (“Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It,” “Burned”) and, of course, their lone big hit, “For What It’s Worth.” Here’s a fan-shot clip of “Rock and Roll Woman.” (10/25a)