For What It’s Worth

Some times you win and sometimes you lose, but everyone who participates in the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music challenge is a winner.  Stop by and check out an old Buffalo Springfield song ‘For What It’s Worth’.

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Folk rock band guitarist Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield was inspired to write ‘For What It’s Worth’ because of the Sunset Strip curfew riots that culminated in November 1966.  This song charted #7 in the US and it eventually became part of their 1966 eponymous debut album.  It was not originally included, but after ‘For What It’s Worth’ became a hit single, it replaced ‘Baby Don’t Scold Me’ on re-issues of the album.  In the 60’s, Los Angeles was the home for many rock & roll groups including Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Canned Heat, The Chambers Brothers, The Doors, Electric Prunes, Love, The May Wines, Mothers of Invention. The Seeds, The Sloths, The Standells and Yellow Payges.  On November 12, 1966, outside teen hangout Pandora’s Box, the infamous riot took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California.  The riot itself was a long-simmering eruption…

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