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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
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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 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
January 1968
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Monday 1
Tuesday 2
Wednesday 3
Thursday 4
Friday 5
Saturday 6
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, California with Charles Lloyd and Turquoise
With 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) back together since mid-August 1967, the band starts 1968 on a high. It won't last!
Sunday 7
Monday 8
Tuesday 9
Wednesday 10
Thursday 11
Friday 12
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Purple Haze, Riverside, California with The Caretakers
Saturday 13
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD San Diego International Sports Arena, San Diego, California with The Turtles, The Byrds, The Box Tops, Jay & The Techniques, The Stone Poneys, Brenton Wood, The Rose Garden, Classics IV, October Country and Kenny O’Dell.
Sunday 14
Monday 15
Tuesday 16
Wednesday 17
Thursday 18
Friday 19
Saturday 20
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Whittier High School Auditorium, Whittier, California with Wahler & The Hard Candy
Sunday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD The Cheetah, Santa Monica, California with The Turtles, Jose Feliciano, Brewer & Shipley, The Grass Roots, Hunger, Pacific Gas & Electric, Joint Effect, Jamie & The Jury, Incredibly Delicious, Lewis & Clark Expedition, Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Giant Sunflower, Richard Tappan, Joint Effort, Rubber Highway, Gilbert and his Guitar, Fraternity of Man, Cathy Amber & The Difference
Monday 22
Tuesday 23
Wednesday 24
Thursday 25
Friday 26
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Campus Hall, University of California, Irvine, California with Canned Heat and Revelation
After this show Bruce Palmer is busted and dropped by the band. The group's recording engineer Jim Messina takes over on bass. Palmer spends two weeks in El Centro immigration camp and is then deported to Canada. Back in Toronto, Palmer does very little playing but encourages Neil Lillie (aka Neil Merryweather) and his new band, Heather Merryweather to relocate to Los Angeles in July/August 1968. Palmer remains inactive on the Toronto scene until invited by Stills to audition for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in New York during May 1969.
Saturday 27
Sunday 28
Monday 29
Tuesday 30
Wednesday 31

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
February 1968
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Thursday 1
Friday 2
Saturday 3
Sunday 4
Monday 5
Tuesday 6
Wednesday 7
Thursday 8
Friday 9
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD California State University Gym, Los Angeles, California
Saturday 10
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Rainbow Ballroom, Fresno, California with The Gig
Sunday 11
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Las Vegas Ice Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday 12
Tuesday 13
Wednesday 14
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York with H.P. Lovecraft
Jim Fielder, who replaced Bruce Palmer on bass during early 1967, appears in New York with Al Kooper's band, who he helped form in late 1967.
Thursday 15
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York with H.P. Lovecraft
Friday 16
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York with H.P. Lovecraft
Saturday 17
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York with H.P. Lovecraft
Sunday 18
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York with H.P. Lovecraft
Monday 19
Tuesday 20
Wednesday 21
Thursday 22
Friday 23
Saturday 24
Sunday 25
Monday 26
Tuesday 27
Wednesday 28
Thursday 29

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
March 1968
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Friday 1
Saturday 2
Sunday 3
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan
Monday 4
Tuesday 5
Wednesday 6
Thursday 7
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco with Cream and James Cotton Blues Band
Friday 8
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco with Cream and James Cotton Blues Band
Saturday 9
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco with Cream and James Cotton Blues Band
Sunday 10
Monday 11
Tuesday 12
Wednesday 13
Thursday 14
Friday 15
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California with John Handy
Saturday 16
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California with John Handy
Sunday 17
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California with John Handy
Monday 18
Tuesday 19
Wednesday 20
Thursday 21
Friday 22
Saturday 23
Sunday 24
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Kaleidoscope, Hollywood, California with Jefferson Airplane, Tiny Tim, H.P. Lovecraft, Steppenwolf, Sweetwater, Firesign Theatre, Clear Light, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Monday 25
Tuesday 26
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Electric Circus, New York with Judy Collins, Taj Mahal and Elephant’s Memory
Wednesday 27
Thursday 28
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Electric Circus, New York with The United States of America, The Stone Poneys, Jimmy Collier and Rev Kirkpatrick
Friday 29
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Cal Poly College Gym, Pomona, California with October Country and Union Gap
Saturday 30
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Utah State Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah with The Youngbloods and H.P. Lovecraft
Sunday 31

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
April 1968
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Monday 1
Tuesday 2
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Wednesday 3
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Thursday 4
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Friday 5
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Saturday 6
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Minges Coliseum, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Sunday 7
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Clemson Field House, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Monday 8
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Charleston County Hall, Charleston, South Carolina with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Tuesday 9
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD George Jenkins Field House, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, then Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida and then Memorial Stadium, Daytonna College, Daytonna Beach, Florida with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Wednesday 10
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Florida Field, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida then Veterans Coliseum, Jacksonville, Florida with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Thursday 11
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Garrick Theatre, New York
Friday 12
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Garrick Theatre, New York
Saturday 13
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Garrick Theatre, New York
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Robarts Sports Arena, Sarasota, Florida with The Beach Boys and Bobby Goldsboro then Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida with The Beach Boys
Sunday 14
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Garrick Theatre, New York.
Al Kooper plays his final show with the group, which spends the next few months searching for a new lead singer.
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Outdoor Stadium, Florida Atlantic College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida with The Beach Boys then Miami Beach Convention Hall, Miami Beach, Florida with The Beach Boys, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Bobby Goldsboro and The Echoes
Monday 15
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas then Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Tuesday 16
Wednesday 17
Thursday 18
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD John M Parker Agricultural Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana then Loyola Fieldhouse, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Friday 19
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama with The Beach Boys, The Strawberry Alarm Clock and Randy’s World
Saturday 20
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas and then Market Hall, Dallas, Texas with The Beach Boys, Strawberry Alarm Clock and Bobby Goldsboro
Sunday 21
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Moody Civic Center, Galveston, Texas, then McDonald Gym, Lamar College, Beaumont, Texas and then San Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Monday 22
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Municipal Coliseum, Lubbock, Texas with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Tuesday 23
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina then Dorton Arena, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Wednesday 24
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Mid South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee with The Beach Boys and The Strawberry Alarm Clock
Thursday 25
Friday 26
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Exhibition Hall, Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, Arizona with Kenny O’Dell and Brenton Wood
Saturday 27
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Hi Corbett Field, Tucson, Arizona with Kenny O’Dell and Brenton Wood
Sunday 28
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Valley Music Theatre, Tarzana, California with The Illinois Speed Press and The Hamilton Street Car
Monday 29
Tuesday 30

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
May 1968
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Wednesday 1
Thursday 2
Friday 3
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Peterson Gym, San Diego State College, San Diego, California with Mike Bloomfield & The Electric Flag and Jello’s Gas Band
Saturday 4
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Merchandise Mart, Old State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, California with Quicksilver Messenger Service, H.P. Lovecraft, Mojo, The Vejtables and Yukon Daily
Sunday 5
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Long Beach Sports Arena, Long Beach, California with Smokestack Lightning, The Hook, Canned Heat and Country Joe & The Fish.
After Buffalo Springfield’s final concert, the group members go their separate ways. Stephen Stills travels to New York soon after the split and meets up with Jimi Hendrix. He participates in a jam at Steve Paul's The Scene with Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Winter, and while in the Big Apple appears as a session guitarist on the second side of Al Kooper's Supersession album. He also does other sessions while in New York. By early June, he is back in Los Angeles and plays on Judy Collins's album "Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" He also attends David Crosby's first demo session and the pair join forces, hanging out over the rest of the summer and autumn. Neil Young meanwhile does session work for The Monkees and Elyse Weinberg among others and prepares material for his debut album. Richie Furay and Jim Messina have the task of completing a final Buffalo Springfield album, which is released in July as "Last Time Around". Together with steel guitar player Rusty Young, who has appeared on sessions for the final Buffalo Springfield album, session drummer Eddie Hoh and keyboard player Lee Michaels, they record four songs as demos in June for a new project and then begin piecing together a new band over the summer. Dewey Martin spends the summer relaxing with his wife Jane and then gathers musicians for a new unnamed group, formed in September.
Monday 6
Tuesday 7
Wednesday 8
Thursday 9
Friday 10
Saturday 11
Sunday 12
Monday 13
Tuesday 14
Wednesday 15
Thursday 16
Friday 17
Saturday 18
Sunday 19
Monday 20
Tuesday 21
Wednesday 22
Thursday 23
Friday 24
Saturday 25
Sunday 26
Monday 27
Tuesday 28
Wednesday 29
Thursday 30
Friday 31

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
June 1968
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Saturday 1
Sunday 2
Monday 3
Tuesday 4
Wednesday 5
Thursday 6
Friday 7
Saturday 8
Sunday 9
Monday 10
Tuesday 11
Wednesday 12
Thursday 13
Friday 14
Saturday 15
Sunday 16
- RHINOCEROS
Guitarist Doug Hastings, who subbed for Neil Young in the summer of 1967, debuts with his new group, which also comprises John Finley (lead vocals), Alan Gerber (piano, lead vocals), Danny Weis (guitar), Michael Fonfara (organ), Jerry Penrod (bass) and Billy Mundi (drums). The group has been rehearsing since February and plays at the Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles with Love and Taj Mahal.
Monday 17
Tuesday 18
Wednesday 19
Thursday 20
Friday 21
Saturday 22
Sunday 23
Monday 24
Tuesday 25
- RHINOCEROS Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, California
Wednesday 26
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS
After singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, soul legend Stevie Wonder and former Buffalo Springfield guitarist Stephen Stills decline the offer to replace Al Kooper, Blood, Sweat & Tears recruit Canadian David Clayton-Thomas, who debuts with the band at the Café Au Go Go in New York with James Cotton Blues Band in support.
Thursday 27
Friday 28
Saturday 29
Sunday 30

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
July 1968
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Monday 1
Tuesday 2
Wednesday 3
Thursday 4
Friday 5
Saturday 6
Sunday 7
Monday 8
Tuesday 9
Wednesday 10
Thursday 11
Friday 12
- RHINOCEROS Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, California with Big Brother & The Holding Company
Saturday 13
- RHINOCEROS Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles, California with Big Brother & The Holding Company
Sunday 14
Monday 15
Tuesday 16
Wednesday 17
Thursday 18
Friday 19
- RHINOCEROS Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California with Love
Saturday 20
- RHINOCEROS Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California with Love.
Sunday 21
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 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
August 1968
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Thursday 1
Friday 2
Saturday 3
Sunday 4
Monday 5
Tuesday 6
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with Eric Burdon & The Animals and The Chambers Brothers
Wednesday 7
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with Eric Burdon & The Animals and The Chambers Brothers
Thursday 8
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with Eric Burdon & The Animals and The Chambers Brothers
Friday 9
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with Eric Burdon & The Animals and The Chambers Brothers
Saturday 10
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with Eric Burdon & The Animals and The Chambers Brothers
Sunday 11
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with Eric Burdon & The Animals and The Chambers Brothers
Monday 12
Tuesday 13
Wednesday 14
Thursday 15
Friday 16
Saturday 17
Sunday 18
Monday 19
Tuesday 20
Wednesday 21
Thursday 22
Friday 23
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Saturday 24
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Sunday 25
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Monday 26
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Jimi Hendrix, The McCoys, The Chambers Brothers and others
Tuesday 27
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Jimi Hendrix, The McCoys, The Chambers Brothers and others
Wednesday 28
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Jimi Hendrix, The McCoys, The Chambers Brothers and others
Thursday 29
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Jimi Hendrix, The McCoys, The Chambers Brothers and others
Friday 30
Saturday 31

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
September 1968
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Sunday 1
Monday 2
Tuesday 3
Wednesday 4
Thursday 5
Friday 6
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Saturday 7
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Café Au Go Go, New York
Sunday 8
Monday 9
- RHINOCEROS Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Spooky Tooth
Tuesday 10
- RHINOCEROS Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Spooky Tooth
Wednesday 11
- RHINOCEROS Whisky A Go Go, West Hollywood, California with Spooky Tooth.
After playing this show, the group, including Doug Hastings, relocates to the East Coast. Stephen Stills and David Crosby turn up at the Whisky on one night to check out the band.
Thursday 12
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York as part of the Biafra benefits with others
Friday 13
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with The Chambers Brothers and The Amboy Dukes
Saturday 14
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fillmore East, New York with The Chambers Brothers and The Amboy Dukes
Sunday 15
Monday 16
Tuesday 17
Wednesday 18
Thursday 19
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York
Friday 20
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Rock Pile, Toronto with Transfusion
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York
Saturday 21
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Rock Pile, Toronto
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York
Sunday 22
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York
Monday 23
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York
Tuesday 24
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York.
Also on this date, the group plays at the Central Park Mall in Central Park with Spooky Tooth, Traffic, Wind in The Willows and others
Wednesday 25
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York
Thursday 26
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York
Friday 27
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Renaissance Club, Camden, New Jersey
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin, Van Morrison and Billy Mitchell
Saturday 28
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Renaissance Club, Camden, New Jersey
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker
Sunday 29
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Renaissance Club, Camden, New Jersey
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker
Monday 30
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
October 1968
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[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Tuesday 1
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker
Wednesday 2
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker
Thursday 3
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker.
Rhinoceros is billed to play at the Boston Tea Party from 3-5 October with Quill.
Friday 4
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Cleveland Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker
Saturday 5
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Glen Park Casino, Buffalo, New York State.
Blood, Sweat & Tears begin work on their second album on 7 October.
- RHINOCEROS Café Au Go Go, New York with Tim Hardin and John Lee Hooker
Sunday 6
Monday 7
Tuesday 8
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Hunter’s College Auditorium, New York with Joni Mitchell
Wednesday 9
Thursday 10
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York
Friday 11
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston, Massachusetts
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York
Saturday 12
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Psychedelic Supermarket, Boston, Massachusetts
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York
Sunday 13
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York
Monday 14
Tuesday 15
Wednesday 16
Thursday 17
Friday 18
Saturday 19
Sunday 20
Monday 21
Tuesday 22
Wednesday 23
- RHINOCEROS University of Stony Brook Gym, New York
- NEIL YOUNG Bitter End, New York with Joni Mitchell and Tom Flanders
Thursday 24
- R.F.D
After overseeing the completion of The Buffalo Springfield’s final album, “Last Time Around” Richie Furay and Jim Messina piece together a new group with Colorado musicians, Rusty Young (pedal steel guitar), Randy Meisner (bass, vocals) and George Grantham (drums, vocals). Billed as Pogo, they make their debut at a Monday hoot night at the Troubadour earlier in the month. They return to the Troubadour, this time billed as R.F.D.
- NEIL YOUNG Bitter End, New York with Joni Mitchell and Tom Flanders
Friday 25
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Fordham University Gym, New York with The Chambers Brothers
- RHINOCEROS Fillmore East, New York with The Moody Blues and John Mayall’s Blues Breakers
- NEIL YOUNG Bitter End, New York with Joni Mitchell and Tom Flanders
Saturday 26
- RHINOCEROS Fillmore East, New York with The Moody Blues and John Mayall’s Blues Breakers
- NEIL YOUNG Bitter End, New York with Joni Mitchell and Tom Flanders
Sunday 27
- NEIL YOUNG Bitter End, New York with Joni Mitchell and Tom Flanders
Monday 28
- NEIL YOUNG Bitter End, New York with Joni Mitchell and Tom Flanders
Tuesday 29
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Larry Coryell
Hastings does not remember Coryell on this bill, so it may have been another act.
Wednesday 30
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Larry Coryell
Thursday 31
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Larry Coryell

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
November 1968
[intro]
[January] [February] [March] [April] [May] [June] [July] [August] [September] [October] [November] [December]
[sources]

Friday 1
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Larry Coryell
Saturday 2
- R.F.D
Richie Furay and Jim Messina’s new group appears at the Bovard Auditorium at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles with Hoyt Axton, Bob Lind and Three Dog Night. After this show, the band reverts to the name, Pogo.
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Larry Coryell
Sunday 3
- RHINOCEROS Steve Paul’s The Scene, New York with Larry Coryell
Monday 4
Tuesday 5
Wednesday 6
Thursday 7
Friday 8
Saturday 9
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Kenton College of Gambier, Ohio
- NEIL YOUNG Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sunday 10
- NEIL YOUNG Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Monday 11
Tuesday 12
Wednesday 13
Thursday 14
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Friday 15
Saturday 16
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Ryder College, Trenton, New Jersey
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
After forming his new group in September, Martin’s New Buffalo Springfield, which features himself of lead vocals, Dave Price (rhythm guitar, vocals), Gary Rowles (lead guitar), Jim Price (horns), Bob Apperson (bass) and Don Poncher (drums, vocals) plays its first 'official' show at the Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii with The Turtles and Canned Heat. The group has spent three weeks playing at a club in Boulder Colorado, getting 'its act together' and share one week with The Everly Brothers. Sometime in November, they play with Sir Douglas Quintet at Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, billed as Buffalo Springfield. Apparently, the set list includes a Spirit song, possibly 'Mechnical World'.
Sunday 17
Monday 18
Tuesday 19
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Wednesday 20
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Thursday 21
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Friday 22
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
- RHINOCEROS
According to Rob Marchner, who was tour manager briefly, the band played a college show in Senaca Falls, New York State.
Saturday 23
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
- RHINOCEROS Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sunday 24
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
- RHINOCEROS Alexandria Roller Rink, Alexandria, Virginia with The Steve Miller Band and Vanilla Fudge.
According to Rob Marchner again, the group appeared on a TV show in Philadelphia today and then did a show at an ice rink in Washington DC area before returning to New York City on 25 November.
Monday 25
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Tuesday 26
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Laurel Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Wednesday 27
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Laurel Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Thursday 28
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Laurel Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Friday 29
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Laurel Theatre, Chicago, Illinois
The group is billed to play at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit on this date, so the Laurel Theatre dates may not be correct.
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Saturday 30
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Laurel Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.
The group is also booked for The Grande, Cleveland, Ohio with The Stooges
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
BY NICK WARBURTON
December 1968
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Sunday 1
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with Biff Rose
Monday 2
Tuesday 3
Either today or Tuesday, 10 December, Pogo members Richie Furay and Jim Messina and New Buffalo Springfield leader Dewey Martin attend The Dillard and Clark Expedition's debut show at the Troubadour.
Wednesday 4
Thursday 5
Friday 6
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California with Eric Burdon & The Animals
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Saturday 7
- POGO Troubadour, West Hollywood, California with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- RHINOCEROS Hawk’s Nest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sunday 8
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- RHINOCEROS Hawk’s Nest, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Monday 9
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 11
Thursday 12
Friday 13
Saturday 14
Sunday 15
Monday 16
Tuesday 17
Wednesday 18
Thursday 19
Friday 20
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Hunter’s College Auditorium, New York
Saturday 21
- POGO Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California with Canned Heat and Southern Comfort
Sunday 22
Monday 23
- BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Evergreen Ballroom, Olympia, Washington with White Hearts.
Mischievously billed as Buffalo Springfield, Martin’s group, New Buffalo Springfield play their first show in the Northwest after leaving from Los Angeles.
Tuesday 24
Wednesday 25-26
- NEW BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD Holiday Rock Festival, Cow Palace, San Francisco, California with Canned Heat, Santana, Steppenwolf, The Electric Prunes and many others.
Martin’s group plays its most high-profile concert so far at this two-day concert.
Thursday 26
- POGO Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Band and Sly & The Family Stone
Friday 27
- BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York with Earth Opera and Brooklyn Bridge
- POGO Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Band and Sly & The Family Stone
Saturday 28
- POGO Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Band and Sly & The Family Stone
Sunday 29
- POGO Fillmore West, San Francisco, California with The Steve Miller Band and Sly & The Family Stone
Monday 30
Tuesday 31
- POGO Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California with Canned Heat, Lee Michaels, Black Pearl, Love Army and Sweetwater.
The group is forced to change the band’s name to Poco after Walt Kelly slaps a cease-and-desist order on the group for the use of the name Pogo.

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THE BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD DIARIES 1968
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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