Om Stephen Stills
Stephen Stills grew up in a military family, spending most of his childhood moving from place to place. He enrolled at the University of Florida but dropped out in the early '60s to try his hand at the burgeoning Greenwich Village folk scene. While on tour in Canada, the singer/guitarist met Neil Young, whom he would run into a few months later in California. Stills, Young and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield and recorded three albums before disbanding. Later, Stills hooked up with David Crosby (the Byrds) and Graham Nash (the Hollies) to form Crosby, Stills & Nash. Neil Young was added to the group for their second album. Stills played all three iconic festivals of the late '60s: Woodstock, Altamont and the Monterey Pop Festival. In 1970, he released his first solo album, which spawned the indelible hit "Love the One You're With," followed by Stephen Stills 2 in 1971. One of Stills' most beloved songs and concert favorites, "Change Partners," would end up being the leitmotif for the rest of his career. In 1997, Stills was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice on the same night: once with Buffalo Springfield and again with Crosby, Stills & Nash.