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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES BY NICK WARBURTON
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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES

BY NICK WARBURTON

Formed in April 1966, The Buffalo Springfield was one of the seminal bands of the 1960s. Only together for two years, the group recorded three landmark albums and enjoyed a top 10 US hit with “For What It’s Worth”, before splitting on 5 May 1968.

The group’s original line up comprised singer/songwriter and guitarists, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay, bass player Bruce Palmer and drummer/singer Dewey Martin.

Prior to the band’s formation, Stills and Furay had worked together in New York folk-rock ensemble, The Au Go Go Singers during 1964-1965, while Young and Palmer had met in Toronto R&B outfit, The Mynah Birds in January 1966, before travelling to Los Angeles in March and meeting Stills and Furay to form the core of the group. Martin had the longest pedigree and was playing with bluegrass outfit, The Dillards before completing the line up.

Over the next two years (during early-mid 1967 and early-mid 1968), numerous bass players replaced Bruce Palmer, who was deported to Canada twice for drug possession. These included Ken Koblun, formerly of Neil Young’s group The Squires and Toronto folk-rock band, 3’s a Crowd, ex-Mastin & Brewer, Tim Buckley and Mothers of Invention member Jim Fielder and the group’s engineer Jim Messina. Former Daily Flash guitarist Doug Hastings also replaced Neil Young for three months in mid-1967.

The purpose of these day-by-day diaries, which cover the years 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970, is to cover all of the live dates by Buffalo Springfield and the various groups featuring the original members and their respective replacements. These include all of the pre-Buffalo Springfield groups listed above plus all of the post-Buffalo Springfield off-shoots like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Poco, New Buffalo Springfield, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Rhinoceros.

This is by no means a complete set of live concert dates but gives the reader an idea of the various comings and goings during this fascinating time. I have attempted to enclose a detailed list of sources at the end and acknowledgements.

I am sure there are mistakes in these diaries and therefore I would love to hear from anyone that can provide any additions, clarifications and corrections. My website is: www.nickwarburton.com

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
January 1967
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Sunday 1
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
The original line up of Stephen Stills (guitar, vocals), Neil Young (guitar, vocals), Richie Furay (guitar, vocals), Bruce Palmer (bass) and Dewey Martin (drums, vocals) make their first visit to the East Coast.
Monday 2
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Tuesday 3
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Wednesday 4
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Thursday 5
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Friday 6
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Saturday 7
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Frank Zappa’s band (with future Buffalo Springfield bass player Jim Fielder) starts a residency at this tiny Montreal club.
Sunday 8
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Monday 9
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Ondine, Manhattan, New York.
The above dates at Ondine may not be totally correct but after the final show, Bruce Palmer is busted for marijuana possession and deported to Canada. The band’s road manager Miles Thomas appears at the Hollywood Palace TV show later in the month while a replacement is sought.
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Tuesday 10
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Wednesday 11
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Thursday 12
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Friday 13
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Saturday 14
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Sunday 15
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Monday 16
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Tuesday 17
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Wednesday 18
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Thursday 19
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- 3’S A CROWD
After rejoining 3’s a Crowd for a CBC TV programme on 24 October 1966, bass player Ken Koblun leaves the group again while it is playing at the Brass Rail in Halifax, Nova Scotia to take up Neil Young’s offer to join Buffalo Springfield to cover for the recently busted Bruce Palmer.
Friday 20
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Until Ken Koblun arrives in Los Angeles, Buffalo Springfield play three nights at Gazzarri’s in West Hollywood with Ken Forssi from Love filling in
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Saturday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Gazzarri’s, West Hollywood
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION New Penelope, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Sunday 22
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Gazzarri’s, West Hollywood.
This is the final show with Ken Forssi filling in. Ken Koblun joins the band now for a few weeks.
Monday 23
Tuesday 24
Wednesday 25
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Ken Koblun makes his debut with the group at the Tempo in San Francisco, California
Thursday 26
Friday 27
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hullabaloo, Hollywood, California
Saturday 28
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hullabaloo, Hollywood, California then Rolling Hills High School, Rolling Hills, California with The Sir Douglas Quintet and The Wild Ones
Sunday 29
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Doug Hastings, who will replace Neil Young in the summer of 1967, travels to New York for his band's debut East Coast shows.
Monday 30
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Tuesday 31
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
February 1967
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Wednesday 1
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Thursday 2
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hullabaloo, Hollywood, California with The Seeds, The Wild Ones, The Yellow Payges, East Side Kids and The Standells
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Friday 3
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California with The Seeds, B J Thomas & The Triumphs and The ESP. A few other acts also play
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Saturday 4
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Swing Auditorium, National Orange Showgrounds, San Bernardino, California with The Seeds, B J Thomas & The Triumphs and other acts
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Sunday 5
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Monday 6
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Cinnamon Cinder, Long Beach, California with The Seeds, B J Thomas & The Triumphs and other acts.
The group plays further dates as part of a brief tour with the above acts. Ken Koblun's final date is in Lubbock, Texas on 10 February.
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Tuesday 7
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Wednesday 8
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Thursday 9
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Friday 10
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Saturday 11
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Sunday 12
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Monday 13
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Tuesday 14
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Wednesday 15
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Thursday 16
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Friday 17
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with The Blues Project.
After playing in Montreal, Canada in January and further New York dates, Frank Zappa’s band (featuring soon-to-be Buffalo Springfield bass player Jim Fielder) plays the first of three shows at the Fillmore Auditorium.
Saturday 18
- DAILY FLASH Stonybrook University Gym, Stonybrook, New York with Jefferson Airplane then Ondine, Manhattan, New York
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with The Blues Project
Sunday 19
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
- MOTHERS OF INVENTION Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with The Blues Project.
Having fulfilled his obligations, Fielder joins The Buffalo Springfield after this date.
Monday 20
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Tuesday 21
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Wednesday 22
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Jim Fielder makes his debut with the band at the Valley Music Theatre, Tarzana, California for the CAFF benefit with Peter, Paul & Mary, The Byrds, The Doors and Hugh Masekela.
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Thursday 23
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Friday 24
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Saturday 25
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Sunday 26
- DAILY FLASH Ondine, Manhattan, New York
Monday 27
Tuesday 28

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
March 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Wednesday 1
Thursday 2
Friday 3
Saturday 4
Sunday 5
Monday 6
Tuesday 7
Wednesday 8
Thursday 9
Friday 10
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rollarena, San Leandro, California with Peter Wheat & The Breadmen and The Staton Brothers
- DAILY FLASH Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Band and The Quicksilver Messenger Service
Saturday 11
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Longshoreman's Hall, San Francisco, California with Peter Wheat & The Breadmen and The Strawberry Window
- DAILY FLASH Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Band and The Quicksilver Messenger Service
Sunday 12
Monday 13
Tuesday 14
Wednesday 15
Thursday 16
Friday 17
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Elgin Marble and Mourning Reign
Saturday 18
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and DAILY FLASH Happening, Seattle, Washington with The Music Machine, The Brave New World, West Coast Natural Gas and others
Sunday 19
- DAILY FLASH Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington with Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Seeds and Pat O’Day. Also, “All Day Trips Festival”, Eagles Ballroom, Seattle with The Seeds and Emergency Exit
Monday 20
Tuesday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD and DAILY FLASH
Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington with Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Brave New World, The Seeds, The City Zu and Keith Allison.
This might have been Springfield Rifle rather than Buffalo Springfield
Wednesday 22
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon with Mr Lucky & The Gamblers, The Warloks, The Weeds and possibly Green Day Goods
Thursday 23
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Second City, Corvallis, Oregon with Holden Caulfield
Friday 24
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Red Carpet, South Tacoma, Washington with The Noblemen
Saturday 25
Sunday 26
- DAILY FLASH Elysian Park, Los Angeles with The Turtles, Peanut Butter Conspiracy and others
Monday 27
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Carousel Theatre, West Covina, California with Hearts & Flowers and Chad & Jeremy
Tuesday 28
Wednesday 29
Thursday 30
Friday 31
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Campus Hall, University of California, Irvine, California with A Cobblestone Garden
- DAILY FLASH Hub Auditorium, Seattle, Washington with Country Joe & The Fish.
After this both groups played at the Happening in Seattle.

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
April 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Saturday 1
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Robertson Gym, UCSB, Santa Barbara, California with The Sounds Five and The Druids
- DAILY FLASH Hub Auditorium, Seattle, Washington with West Coast Gas
Sunday 2
Monday 3
Tuesday 4
Wednesday 5
Thursday 6
Friday 7
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Memorial Gym, USF, San Francisco, California with Jefferson Airplane
Saturday 8
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Cabrillo College Gym, Aptos, Santa Cruz, California with The Trans-Atlantic Train
Sunday 9
Monday 10
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rock Garden, San Francisco, California with The Electric Chamber Orkustra
Tuesday 11
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rock Garden, San Francisco, California with The Electric Chamber Orkustra
Wednesday 12
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rock Garden, San Francisco, California with The Electric Chamber Orkustra
Thursday 13
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rock Garden, San Francisco, California with The Electric Chamber Orkustra
Friday 14
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rock Garden, San Francisco, California with The Electric Chamber Orkustra
Saturday 15
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rock Garden, San Francisco, California with The Electric Chamber Orkustra
Sunday 16
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rock Garden, San Francisco, California with The Electric Chamber Orkustra
Monday 17
Tuesday 18
Wednesday 19
Thursday 20
Friday 21
Saturday 22
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Freeborn Hall, University of California, Davis, California with Moby Grape
Sunday 23
Monday 24
Tuesday 25
Wednesday 26
Thursday 27
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Cubberly High School Pavilion, Palo Alto, California with Sopwith Camel
Friday 28
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Blues Band, Freedom Highway and All Alive
Saturday 29
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Blues Band, Freedom Highway and All Alive.
On the same day, the group flies back to Los Angeles and performs at the Hollywood Bowl for the second annual KHJ appreciation concert alongside Gary Mack, The Fifth Dimension, Brenda Holloway, The Seeds, Johnny Rivers and The Supremes. They then fly back to San Francisco for the final Fillmore show
Sunday 30
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Blues Band, Freedom Highway and All Alive

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
May 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Monday 1
Tuesday 2
Wednesday 3
Thursday 4
Friday 5
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Morgan Gym, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Saturday 6
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD KRNT Theater, Des Moines, Iowa with The Turtles, Sopwith Camel and The Robbs
Sunday 7
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Masonic Temple, Davenport, Iowa with The Turtles, Sopwith Camel and The Robbs
Monday 8
Tuesday 9
Wednesday 10
Thursday 11
Friday 12
Saturday 13
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Cellar, Arlington, Illinois with The Shady Daze
Sunday 14
- DAILY FLASH Cheetah, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California with The Doors, Iron Butterfly and Alexander’s Timeless Blues Band.
Soon after this gig, Doug Hastings leaves the band and auditions for Clear Light. When he turns down the job, he replaces Neil Young in Buffalo Springfield in early June.
Monday 15
Tuesday 16
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with The Doors
Wednesday 17
Thursday 18
Friday 19
Saturday 20
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Roberts Stadium, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana with The Outsiders and The Shy Ones
Sunday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Cheetah, Chicago, Illinois with The Scott Brothers and The Gas Company Ltd.
When the group returns to Los Angeles later this month, Bruce Palmer turns up unexpectedly and Jim Fielder is asked to leave. He will gig with Al Kooper the following month and later join Blood, Sweat & Tears. Neil Young also leaves within days of Fielder's departure for a solo career and the group carries on initially as a quartet. Palmer has returned from Toronto where he briefly played with The Heavenly Government at the Multimedia Festival. The band also includes jazz drummer Geordie McDonald who played with Neil Young and Ken Koblun in the short-lived Four To Go in the summer of 1965.
Monday 22
Tuesday 23
Wednesday 24
Thursday 25
Friday 26
Saturday 27
Sunday 28
Monday 29
Tuesday 30
Wednesday 31

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
June 1967
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Thursday 1
Friday 2
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Canobie Lake Park Ballroom, Salem, New Hampshire
Saturday 3
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Where It's At, Boston, Massachusetts with Beacon Street Union.
After a disappointing two shows as a quartet, the group adds Doug Hastings on guitar to replace Neil Young.
Sunday 4
Monday 5
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 7
Thursday 8
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Doug Hastings makes his debut at Hal Baby's, Aurora, Colorado with Boenzee Cryque
Friday 9
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD City Auditorium, Colorado Springs, Colorado with The Birmingham Balloon Company
Saturday 10
Sunday 11
Monday 12
Tuesday 13
Wednesday 14
Thursday 15
Friday 16
Saturday 17
Sunday 18
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, California.
Buffalo Springfield is joined by David Crosby for their appearance at the first international rock festival which is held over three days and features the likes of Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin with Big Brother & The Holding Company and Otis Redding to name a few
Monday 19
Tuesday 20
Wednesday 21
Thursday 22
Friday 23
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Tri State Coliseum, Amarillo, Texas with The Five Americans, Dearly Beloved, The Stumps and The Hysterical Society
Saturday 24
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas with The Five Americans and Dearly Beloved
Sunday 25
Monday 26
Tuesday 27
Wednesday 28-Thursday 29
- AL KOOPER
After leaving Buffalo Springfield at the end of May, bass player Jim Fielder does sessions for Tim Buckley’s “Goodbye and Hello” album. He then supports Al Kooper with drummer Sandy Konikoff at the Fourth Big Sur Folk Festival, which is held over two days at Esalen Institute near Monterey, California. Kooper picks Fielder as the first musician for the jazz-rock group he is planning to form with a horn section.
Thursday 29
Friday 30
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hullabaloo, Hollywood, California with The Hamilton Street Car.
David Crosby replaces Richie Furay one night and Neil Young sits in another night

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
July 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Saturday 1
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hullabaloo, Hollywood, California with The Hamilton Street Car
Sunday 2
Monday 3
Tuesday 4
Wednesday 5
Thursday 6
Friday 7
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
- O.D. BODKINS AND CO
Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario.
Ken Koblun, who was ejected from the Buffalo Springfield back in February, plays with Elyse Weinberg’s group before rejoining 3’s a Crowd in August.
Wednesday 12
- O.D. BODKINS AND CO Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario
Thursday 13
- O.D. BODKINS AND CO Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario
Friday 14
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Malibu Shore and Beach Club, Lido Beach, Long Island, New York with The Association
- O.D. BODKINS AND CO Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario
Saturday 15
- O.D. BODKINS AND CO Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario
Sunday 16
- O.D. BODKINS AND CO Le Hibou, Ottawa, Ontario
Monday 17
Tuesday 18
Wednesday 19
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Convention Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Jefferson Airplane, The Electric Prunes and The Shadows of Knight
Thursday 20
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Convention Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Jefferson Airplane, The Electric Prunes and The Shadows of Knight
Friday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Convention Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Jefferson Airplane, The Electric Prunes and The Shadows of Knight
Saturday 22
Sunday 23
Monday 24
Tuesday 25
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD New Sound Dance Club, YMCA, Racine, Wisconsin with The Revels of Racine.
The group plays more dates around this time in the Midwest.
Wednesday 26
Thursday 27
- AL KOOPER
Jim Fielder returns with Al Kooper to New York to play a benefit show for the keyboard player, who is looking to relocate to the UK and put his new jazz-rock horn band (with Fielder) together. They added jazz drummer Bobby Colomby and former Blues Project guitarist Steve Katz for a three-night stand at the Café Au Go Go. The show also features Paul Simon, Eric Andersen and Judy Collins.
Friday 28
- AL KOOPER Café Au Go Go, New York
Saturday 29
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Big Top, Historyland, Old Hayward, Wisconsin with members of The Monkees
- AL KOOPER Café Au Go Go, New York.
After the final show, Kooper decides to stay in New York to form his new group with Fielder, Colomby and Katz. Soon afterwards, Colomby recruits his friend, sax player Fred Lipsius, who has the responsibility of recruiting a horn section from the city’s jazz scene.
Sunday 30
Monday 31

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
August 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Tuesday 1
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Muddy Waters and Richie Havens
Wednesday 2
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Muddy Waters and Richie Havens
Thursday 3
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Muddy Waters and Richie Havens
Friday 4
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Muddy Waters and Richie Havens
Saturday 5
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Muddy Waters and Richie Havens
Sunday 6
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Muddy Waters and Richie Havens
Monday 7
Tuesday 8
Wednesday 9
Thursday 10
Friday 11
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Teen and Twenty Club, Huntington Beach, California with The Symbols of The Times.
Hastings plays his final show with the band. Unbeknown to him, Neil Young has angled for his old place and returns the following night. Hastings plays one show with Iron Butterfly filling in for Danny Weis during mid-August but spends most of the summer drifting until rejoining The Daily Flash in November.
Friday 11-Sunday 13
- ELYSE WEINBERG’S OD BODKINS
Koblun, who has been playing with Toronto singer/songwriter Elyse Weinberg’s group after leaving Buffalo Springfield in February 1967, appears with her at the Mariposa Folk Festival, held over three days at Innis Lake, Ontario with 3’s a Crowd, Kensington Market, Buddy Guy and many others.
Saturday 12
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Neil Young returns to the band for a second night at the Teen and Twenty Club, Huntington Beach, California with The Symbols of The Times.
Sunday 13
Monday 14
Tuesday 15
Wednesday 16
Thursday 17
- 3’S A CROWD
Koblun rejoins 3’s a Crowd, which now also includes English-born singer/songwriter David Wiffen and drummer Richard Patterson, in time for a string of shows at the Expo’ 67 Exhibition in Montreal as representatives of the Ontario Pavilion.
Friday 18
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, California with The Creators
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Saturday 19
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, California with The Creators
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Sunday 20
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hi Corbett Field, Tuscon, Arizona with The Young Rascals, Dearly Beloved and Floating Opera
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Monday 21
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Tuesday 22
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Wednesday 23
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Thursday 24
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Friday 25
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Swing Auditorium National Orange Showgrounds, San Bernardino, California with The Never So Few, Birmingham's Small Arms Corporation, The Peppermint Trolley, Underground Society and The Light
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Saturday 26
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California with The Association, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Young Men and The Sunshine Company
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Sunday 27
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Monday 28
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Tuesday 29
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Wednesday 30
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Thursday 31
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
September 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Friday 1
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Cheetah, Santa Monica, California with The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and The Nazz
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Saturday 2
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Cheetah, Santa Monica, California with The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band and The Nazz
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Sunday 3
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Monday 4
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Tuesday 5
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Wednesday 6
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Thursday 7
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Friday 8
- 3’S A CROWD Expo ’67 Exhibition, Montreal
Saturday 9
Sunday 10
Monday 11
Tuesday 12
Wednesday 13
Thursday 14
Friday 15
Saturday 16
Sunday 17
Monday 18
Tuesday 19
Wednesday 20
Thursday 21
Friday 22
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada with The Charles Lloyd Quartet, Doc Flash and The Inner Grin and The Creators
Saturday 23
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Centennial Coliseum, Reno, Nevada with The Charles Lloyd Quartet, Doc Flash and The Inner Grin and The Creators
Sunday 24
Monday 25
Tuesday 26
Wednesday 27
Thursday 28
Friday 29
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Campus Center Ballroom, State University of New York, Albany, New York with Janis Ian
Saturday 30
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Jamestown Community College Gym, Jamestown, New York

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
October 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Sunday 1
Monday 2
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal
Tuesday 3
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal
Wednesday 4
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal
Thursday 5
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal
Friday 6
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Family Dogg, Denver, Colorado with The Eighth Penny Matter
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal
Saturday 7
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Family Dogg, Denver, Colorado with The Eighth Penny Matter
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal
Sunday 8
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal
Monday 9
- 3’S A CROWD Canadian Pavilion Feature stage, Expo ’67, Montreal.
Two days after their final show, 3’s a Crowd are asked to travel to Los Angeles to begin recording their lone album, “Christopher’s Movie Matinee” at Western Recorders.
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
Monday 16
Tuesday 17
Wednesday 18
Thursday 19
Friday 20
- 3’S A CROWD Student Union, UCLA, Los Angeles.
While recording in Los Angeles, 3’s a Crowd (featuring former Buffalo Springfield bass sub Ken Koblun) appear at the University of California, Los Angeles. The group’s sessions continue until 8 November.
Saturday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Santa Rosa Fairgrounds Pavilion, Santa Rosa, California with Tomorrow Midnight, Mixed Company and The Arizona Subway
Sunday 22
Monday 23
Tuesday 24
Wednesday 25
Thursday 26
Friday 27
Saturday 28
Sunday 29
Monday 30
Tuesday 31

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
November 1967
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Wednesday 1
Thursday 2
Friday 3
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Swing Auditorium, National Orange Showgrounds, San Bernardino, California with Yellow Payges, Mandala and The Light
Saturday 4
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California with The Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band and The Lewis & Clark Expedition
Sunday 5
Monday 6
Tuesday 7
Wednesday 8
Thursday 9
Friday 10
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hamilton High School, Santa Monica, California with The Sunshine Company.
On the same day, the group appears at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles with The Grateful Dead and Blue Cheer.
Saturday 11
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California with The Grateful Dead, Blue Cheer and Moby Grape
- 3’S A CROWD Neil McNeil’s High School, Toronto
Sunday 12
Monday 13
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Tuesday 14
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Wednesday 15
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Thursday 16
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Friday 17
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
The group joins The Beach Boys on their fifth annual Thanksgiving tour with The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers. The tour kicks off with a show at the Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan.
- DAILY FLASH
After being elbowed from The Buffalo Springfield in mid-August, Doug Hastings fills in for Danny Weis in Iron Butterfly for one-gig. Barry Friedman (aka Frazer Mohawk) and Paul Rothchild also approach Hastings for their “project super group” but the idea is put on hold until a second audition on 1 December. When Daily Flash guitarist Steve Lalor approaches him to play some dates in the Seattle area, he agrees. First show is Hub Ballroom, Seattle, Washington.
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Saturday 18
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
Having rehearsed for six weeks, Al Kooper’s new group, featuring former Buffalo Springfield bass sub Jim Fielder, debuts at the Café Au Go Go, New York opening for Moby Grape.
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Athletic Center, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York and then Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Sunday 19
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Richmond Arena, Richmond, Virginia and then DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Monday 20
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut and then Fairfield University Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Tuesday 21
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Wednesday 22
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Penn Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- DAILY FLASH University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Hastings attends a second “project super group” meeting on 1 December and the audition leads to the formation of Elektra group, Rhinoceros.
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Thursday 23
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Back Bay Theater, Boston, Massachusetts with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Friday 24
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island and then Back Bay Theater, Boston, Massachusetts with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Saturday 25
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fieldhouse, West Point Military Academy, West Point, New York and then Alumni Hall, St John's University, Jamaica, New York with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers
- 3’S A CROWD Granny’s, the Walker House Hotel, Toronto
Sunday 26
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with The Chambers Brothers.
The band begins recording its debut album, “Child Is Father To The Man” on 11 December.
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Walsh Auditorium, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey then Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland with The Beach Boys, The Soul Survivors, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Pickle Brothers.
After the tour, the group returns to the West Coast, presumably on 27 November.
Monday 27
Tuesday 28
Wednesday 29
Thursday 30

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1967
BY NICK WARBURTON
December 1967
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Friday 1
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Euphoria, Brockton, Maine with Commonwealth Avenue.
Saturday 2
- 3’S A CROWD Military Ball, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Sunday 3
Monday 4
Tuesday 5
Wednesday 6
Thursday 7
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California with Charlie Musselwhite, Three Dog Night and Sields
Friday 8
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Governor's Hall, California State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, California with Public Nuisance, Nate Shiner Blues Band and Light Brigade
Saturday 9
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California with Blue Cheer, The Collectors, The United States of America, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Dick Gregory and Firesign Theatre
Sunday 10
Monday 11
Tuesday 12
Wednesday 13
Thursday 14
Friday 15
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Beau Brummel's, Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday 16
Sunday 17
Monday 18
Tuesday 19
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Exhibit Hall, Community Concourse, San Diego State College, San Diego, California with Brain Police
- 3’S A CROWD
After playing some dates at Le Hibou in Ottawa, 3’s a Crowd return to Toronto to play at the famous folk club, the Riverboat for six nights. Koblun leaves the group for the final time during its residency and returns to Winnipeg. He returns to performing in the early 1970s with local outfits Tram and Rin Tin Iron before moving to San Francisco where he backs singer Michelle Gillette in Style.
Wednesday 20
- 3’S A CROWD Riverboat, Toronto
Thursday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Hourglass and The Collectors
- 3’S A CROWD Riverboat, Toronto
Friday 22
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Hourglass and The Collectors
- 3’S A CROWD Riverboat, Toronto
Saturday 23
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California with Hourglass and The Collectors
- 3’S A CROWD Riverboat, Toronto
Sunday 24
- 3’S A CROWD Riverboat, Toronto
Monday 25
Tuesday 26
Wednesday 27
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California with Soul Survivors, Giant Sunflower and People
Thursday 28
Friday 29
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Influence
Saturday 30
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Influence
Sunday 31
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Influence
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Cheetah, Santa Monica, California with The Seeds, Smokestack Lightning and The Lollipop Shoppe

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BY NICK WARBURTON
Sources
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SOURCES:

Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Neil Young dates: Pete Long’s “Ghosts On The Road: Neil Young In Concert”.

Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young), Stephen Stills dates: Johnny Rogan’s “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Visual Documentary”.

Buffalo Springfield dates: John Einarson and Richie Furay’s “What’s That Sound: The Story of Buffalo Springfield”.

Dillards dates: Christopher Hjort's “So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star.”

Poco dates and band information: Jerry Fuentes Poco website: www.angelfire.com/rock3/deliverin/pocoindex.htm

Rhinoceros dates, Nick Warburton and Mike Paxman’s Rhinoceros website: www.rhinoceros-group.com/livedates.htm

Mothers of Invention dates, Charles Ulrich’s Frank Zappa website: http://members.shaw.ca/fz-pomd/giglist/index.html

Thanks to the following for the help with some of the group related dates:

3’s a Crowd: Richard Patterson and John Einarson (Ken Koblun’s gig list)

Daily Flash: Jon Keliehor and Greg Shaw

New Buffalo Springfield: Jerry Fuentes and Neil Skok.

GENERAL SOURCES:

New York dates: Village Voice (for example, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Dr John)

Los Angeles dates: L.A Free Press (for example, Dr John)

Toronto dates: After Four section in Toronto Telegram

Concert posters, including San Francisco, Chicago and Detroit: Paul D Grushkin’s “Art of Rock – Posters from Presley to Punk”

Billboard magazine also lists live dates

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