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The Newport Folk Festival Asks Buffalo Springfield To Make Good on 1967 Gig

29 July 2011 12:33 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Back in 1967, Buffalo Springfield was booked to play the Newport Folk Festival. The Los Angeles rock band had recently shot to fame with “For What It’s Worth,” and was advertised on a bill with Pete Seeger, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Muddy Waters and Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys. But the Springfield bailed.

The group’s cancellation, via telegram from the William Morris Agency, cited a medical issue, “as member of group undergoing tonsillectomy will be out of circulation two weeks. »

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