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.
Neil Young has owned this 1953 Gibson Les Paul since obtaining it from musician Jim Messina back in 1969. Old Black, which got its name due to the fact that it began life as a goldtop but was later painted black, has been a headache for Young’s guitar tech, Larry Cragg. The old Gibson frequently goes out of tune & Young refuses to re-fret the fingerboard, but when the stars align, Old Black still produces one of the most distinct sounds in the music industry.
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