For what it’s worth…

Released a few months earlier, I didn’t hear this till early spring 1967. Driving to my maternal grandparents’ home in Milan, NY…a bit outside Red Hook in Duchess County. There was a family favorite coffee stop west of the Connecticut state line…and this was on the juke box.

Someone else had played it. I heard it and went to the juke box to see who this was, the name of the song. And played it another 3 or 4 times before we left and continued on to Milan.

Bought the 45 when I got back to Connecticut.

Couple guys we all eventually heard of, one from Texas, one from Canada, wrote a bunch of songs together, singing and playing in the band. Stephen Stills, Neil Young. Stills wrote and sang the lead on this one.

2 thoughts on “For what it’s worth…

  1. Counterculture™️ says:

    “Although “For What It’s Worth” is often considered an anti-war song, Stephen Stills was inspired to write the song because of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in November 1966—a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California, beginning in mid-1966, the same year Buffalo Springfield had become the house band at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip.”

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