It's no secret that musical rifts are difficult to overcome. Once a band calls it quits and does a couple of farewell tours, it's usually over. On the rare occasion that a band does resurrect themselves, most often it's for a really good cause. (Would we actually have seen Pink Floyd together again if it weren't for Live 8? It's not likely.) Now the surviving members of Buffalo Springfield, the '60s folk-rock band that propelled the careers of its members, is reuniting on October 23 and 24 for Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, California. It'll be the first time Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay have performed publicly together since disbanding in 1968.
The Bridge School is a non-profit that works with children who have "severe speech and physical impairments." The concerts have been running continuously since 1986 (with the exception of 1987) and often showcase a cadre of well-known artists. This year is no exception.
In addition to Buffalo Springfield, the two-day concert is scheduled to feature: Pearl Jam, Elvis Costello, a duet by Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Billy Idol, Jackson Browne and David Lindley, Modest Mouse, Grizzly Bear, T-Bone Burnett's Speaking Clock Revue with Elton John, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, and Jeff Bridges.
You can see and hear the show yourself. Tickets are available through the Bridge School website.
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