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Stephen Stills

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Famed for his function in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, two of pop music’s most successful and long lasting teams, Stephen Stills was created in Dallas, Tx, on January 3, 1945. He became fascinated with music at a age group, and by age 15 was playing appropriately. He eventually lowered out of university to go to NEW YORK to try his hands being a folk performer just before signing on being a guitar player using the Au Go-Go Performers, where he befriended a fellow bandmate called Richie Furay. Following a tour of Canada (where they headlined a costs using the Squires, which highlighted guitarist Neil Little), Stills still left the Au Go-Gos in 1965 for LA, where he became enmeshed within the city’s burgeoning folk-rock community. Following a series of program gigs and auditions (including one for it series The Monkees), within the springtime of 1966 Stills enlisted Little, Furay, bassist Bruce Palmer, and drummer Dewey Martin to create the Herd, afterwards dubbed the Buffalo Springfield. A 12 months later on, the group released their eponymous debut; its Stills-penned solitary “For What It’s Well worth,” produced them stars. Internal complications, ego clashes, and medicines were currently tearing the music group apart, nevertheless, and by the discharge of 1968’s Last Period Around, the Springfield experienced currently dissolved. Stills quickly resurfaced with 1968’s Super Program, documented with fellow guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper. A jam program with ex-Byrd David Crosby and previous Hollies member Graham Nash resulted in the forming of the vocal tranquility supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash; released in 1969, their self-titled debut was greatly successful, propelled from the solitary “Suite: Judy Blue Eye,” compiled by Stills for folksinger Judy Collins. Afterwards that season, Neil Young joined up with the loose-knit group, and in 1970, as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Youthful, they released Déj? Vu, another main strike. From its inception, CSNY was made to allow the person performers great latitude because of their solo function, and following recording from the group’s live LP Four Method Street, in past due 1970 Stills released his self-titled single debut. Sparked with the success from the strike one “Love the main one You’re With,” the record, which highlighted cameos from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, was another smash, as was his 1971 follow-up Stephen Stills 2. In 1972, Stills started performing with a fresh backing device, Manassas, which presented ex-Byrd and Soaring Burrito Sibling Chris Hillman; both their eponymous debut and 1973’s Later on continued Stills’ very long string of graph successes. In 1975, he celebrated his putting your signature on to Columbia with Stills, adopted a year later on by Illegal Stills. In the summertime of 1976, he prepared to tour with Neil Small; however, Youthful was hampered with neck problems, therefore Stills required to the street only, although he and Youthful did group for the LP Long Might You Work. In 1977, Stills reunited with Crosby and Nash for CSN, which marketed over four million copies; the next summertime, the trio installed an acoustic tour, and Stills released the single record Thoroughfare Distance. CSN continuing their reunion through the entire early years of another 10 years, teaming in 1980 for Replay and in 1982 for Daylight Once again, which presented the strikes “Southern Mix” and “Lost along the way.” Pursuing 1983’s live CSN work Allies, Stills once again went single for 1984’s Best by You. In 1985, Crosby was delivered to jail on drug ownership fees, and Stills spent a lot of the later ’80s from the open public eye. Pursuing Crosby’s discharge, in 1988 the reconstituted Crosby, Stills, Nash & Youthful recorded American Wish, implemented in 1990 with the CSN discharge Live It Up. In 1991, Stills released the single LP Stills Only, while CSN’s Following the Surprise made an appearance in 1994. Stills, Youthful, and Furay finally reunited as Buffalo Springfield for a set of displays at Young’s annual Bridge College Benefit in nov 2010. It wasn’t an entire reunion, since bassist Bruce Palmer experienced passed away in 2004 and drummer Dewey Martin approved in ’09 2009, however the three performers utilized drummer Joe Vitale and bassist Rick Rosas to complete. The same construction performed six concerts within the springtime of 2011 but apparently did no studio room work.

Quick Facts


Full Name Stephen Stills
Profession Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Music Producer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Political activist
Education University of Florida, Admiral Farragut Academy
Nationality American
Spouse Kristen Stills, Véronique Sanson
Children Chris Stills, Jen Stills, Henry Stills, Oliver Ragland, Justin Stills
Parents William Stills, Taletha Stills
Music Groups Crosby, Stills & Nash, Buffalo Springfield, Manassas, The Rides
Music Songs For What It's Worth, Treetop Flyer, Change Partners, Go Back Home, Johnny's Garden, Black Queen, Old Times Good Times, Everybody's Talkin' at Me, Do for the Others, So Begins the Task, As I Come of Age, Sit Yourself Down, Isn't It About Time, Kind Woman, Rock & Roll Woman, Know You Got to Run, Church, Go and Say Goodbye, 4 + 20, Crossroads / You Can't Catch Me, Nothin' to Do but Today, Singin' Call, Love the One You're, Word Game, To a Flame, Sugar Babe, Song Of Love, Bluebird Revisited, Mr. Soul, Bluebird, Expecting to Fly, Dear Mr. Fantasy
Albums Super Session, 4 Way Street, Stephen Stills Live, Illegal Stills, Stephen Stills 2, Stills Alone, Thoroughfare Gap, Man Alive!, Stills, Stephen Stills, Live At Shepherd's Bush, Right by You, Just Roll Tape, Carry On, Still Stills: The Best of Stephen Stills, Woodstock Reunion 1979 (Live), Central Park 1979 (Live), Live Treasure (Live), New York City, 1979, Bread & Roses Festival 1978 (Live), Live - Bananafish Gardens NY. 16th April 1973 - Remastered, Down The Road, Back In Time, Live In Concert - Portland, Oregon 1976 & The Palladium, New York City 1977 (Remastered) [Two Live FM Radio Broadcast ConcertS In Superb Fidelity], Stateline Blues (Live Radio Broadcast), Transmission Impossible (Live), Turnin' Back the Pages, HiFive
Movies Stephen Stills & Manassas: Live, The Best of MusikLaden: Stephen Stills & Manassas, Legends of the Canyon: Classic Artists


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Pastoral 2016 "For What It's Worth"
Good Girls Revolt 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Brink 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Better Call Saul 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Parenthood TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 performer - 1 episode, 2014
CBGB 2013 writer: "Isn't It About Time"
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary writer: "Love the One You're With"
Bank Roll 2012 producer: "Teach Your Children"
Prometheus 2012/I writer: "Love the One You're with"
Wretches & Jabberers 2011 Documentary lyrics: "Low Barefoot Tolerance" / music: "Low Barefoot Tolerance" / performer: "Low Barefoot Tolerance"
The Music Never Stopped 2011 writer: "For What It's Worth", "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Vesku 2010 Documentary writer: "4+20"
Brothers & Sisters 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Complicated 2009 writer: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Taking Woodstock 2009 writer: "Wooden Ships"
Banda sonora 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tropic Thunder 2008 writer: "For What It's Worth" 1967
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Swing Vote 2008 writer: "Carry On"
Blodigt jävla helvete 2008 writer: "Carry On"
Parlami d'amore 2008 writer: "For What It's Worth"
CSNY/Déjà Vu 2008 Documentary writer: "Carry On", "Find The Cost of Freedom", "For What It's Worth", "Helplessly Hoping", "Southern Cross", "Wooden Ships"
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Autism: The Musical 2007 Documentary performer: "Wounded World" / writer: "Wounded World"
Vier Tote in Ohio 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "For What It's Worth"
We Are Marshall 2006 writer: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
How to Go Out on a Date in Queens 2006 writer: "Love The One You're With"
Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 writer: "For What It's Worth"
Australian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lord of War 2005 writer: "For What It's Worth" 1967
Breakfast on Pluto 2005 writer: "For What It's Worth" 1967
The King 2005 writer: "Helplessly Hoping" 1969
Mädchen Mädchen 2 2004 writer: "Love the One You're With"
Walk on Water 2004 writer: "For What It's Worth"
Gigli 2003 writer: "Love The One You're With"
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 writer: "For What It's Worth"
Coral Reef Adventure 2003 Documentary performer: "Change Partners" / writer: "Southern Cross", "Change Partners", "Panama"
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 performer: "Do It For the Others" / writer: "Do It For the Others"
The West Wing 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 writer: "Love the One You're With"
My Wasted Life 2000 TV Movie documentary writer: "For What It's Worth"
The '70s 2000 TV Movie performer: "Love The One You're With" - uncredited / writer: "Love The One You're With" - uncredited
Steal This Movie 2000 writer: "Carry On"
Rated X 2000 TV Movie writer: "Dark Star"
Forces of Nature 1999 writer: "Love The One You're With"
The '60s 1999 TV Movie writer: "For What It's Worth"
A Walk on the Moon 1999 writer: "Helplessly Hoping" 1969
Patch Adams 1998 writer: "Carry On"
Hideous Kinky 1998 writer: "You Don't Have To Cry"
He Got Game 1998 performer: "He Got Game" / writer: "He Got Game"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993-1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Prefontaine 1997 performer: "Love the One You're With", "Nacio Para Correr" / writer: "Love the One You're With", "Nacio Para Correr"
My Entire Life 1996 writer: "For What It's Worth"
Dark Skies 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The War at Home 1996 writer: "Find the Cost of Freedom"
Edie & Pen 1996 writer: "Love The One You're With"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Hootie & the Blowfish: Summer Camp with Trucks 1995 Video documentary writer: "Love the One You're With" Medley
Panther 1995/I writer: "For What It's Worth"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 1995 TV Movie writer: "For What Its Worth"
Forrest Gump 1994 "For What It's Worth" 1967
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 Documentary writer: "For What It's Worth"
Sneakers 1992 performer: "Really" - as Steven Stills
My Cousin Vinny 1992 writer: "Don't Look At My Shadow" - as Steven Stills
Where the Day Takes You 1991 writer: "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH"
The Wonder Years 1988-1991 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Flashing on the Sixties: A Tribal Document 1990 Video documentary writer: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
1969 1988 writer: "Wooden Ships"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary writer: "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH"
Made in Heaven 1987 writer: "For What It's Worth"
Rock Odyssey 1987 writer: "For What It's Worth"
Amazing Grace and Chuck 1987 producer: "Chuck's Lament A Child's Dream" / writer: "Chuck's Lament A Child's Dream"
The Twilight Zone 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary writer: "Daylight Again/Find The Cost Of Freedom"
The Slugger's Wife 1985 writer: "LOVE THE ONE YOU'RE WITH"
The Wild Life 1984 writer: "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH"
Memorial Day 1983 TV Movie writer: "For What It's Worth"
WarGames 1983 writer: "War Games" - uncredited
Purple Haze 1982 writer: "For What It's Worth"
The Killing of America 1981 Documentary writer: "For What It's Worth"
Getting Wasted 1980 writer: "For What It's Worth", "Rock and Roll Woman"
The War at Home 1979 Documentary writer: "For What It's Worth"
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Coming Home 1978 writer: "For What It's Worth" 1967
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
When a Woman Calls 1975 writer: "Love the One You're With" - uncredited
Journey Through the Past 1974 Documentary writer: "For What It's Worth", "Rock And Roll Woman", "Find The Cost Of Freedom"
The Graham Kennedy Show 1972-1973 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues 1972 writer: "Bluebird"
Celebration at Big Sur 1971 Documentary performer: "4+20", "Get Together" / writer: "4+20"
Pacific Vibrations 1970 Documentary writer: "Wooden Ships"
Homer 1970 writer: "Rock & Roll Woman", "Bluebird"
The Strawberry Statement 1970 writer: "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Woodstock 1970 Documentary writer: "Wooden Ships", "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", "Find The Cost Of Freedom"
Go!!! 1967 TV Movie writer: "Go and Say Goodbye"
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park 2016 TV Series Stephen Stills
Crosby, Stills and Nash Live 2012 TV Movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Musical Guest
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride 1992 TV Movie
Mannix 1967 TV Series The Buffalo Springfield
Colorado Hall of Fame TV Movie

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CSNY/Déjà Vu 2008 Documentary musician: guitar, keyboard & vocals, CSNY Freedom of Speech Tour
Second Noah 1996 TV Series composer - 2 episodes
Mannix 1967 TV Series special music and lyrics - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stephen Stills: Live at Shepherd's Bush 2009 Video

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Music Never Stopped 2011 special thanks
Autism: The Musical 2007 Documentary thanks
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media 1992 Documentary acknowledgment - as Steven Stills

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Woodstock '94 1995 Video documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1995 TV Series Himself
Woodstock Diary 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Crosby Stills and Nash)
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration 1993 TV Movie Himself
Hurricane Relief 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Choir Member
The Turtles: Happy Together 1991 Video Himself (as Steve Stills)
Guitar 1991 Video documentary Stephen Stills
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Long Time Comin' 1990 Video documentary Himself
Woodstock: The Lost Performances 1990 Video documentary Himself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The Return of Bruno 1987 TV Movie Himself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards 1985 TV Special Himself
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (at JFK Stadium) (as Crosby Stills Nash and Young)
New American Bandstand 1965 1984 TV Series Himself
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Daylight Again 1983 Video Himself
Salute! 1983 TV Series Himself
Na sowas! 1983 TV Series Himself
No Nukes 1980 Documentary Himself
The 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself (as Crosby Stills and Nash)
Journey Through the Past 1974 Documentary Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1972 TV Series Himself
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series
Celebration at Big Sur 1971 Documentary Himself
Beat-Workshop 1971 TV Series Himself - Musician
Woodstock 1970 Documentary Himself - Crosby, Stills and Nash (uncredited)
Supershow 1969 Himself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Malibu U. 1967 TV Series Himself
Go!!! 1967 TV Movie Himself (as Buffalo Springfield)
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Himself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2014 TV Series Himself
Americana Music Honors & Awards 2013 TV Special
Austin City Limits 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Front and Center 2013 TV Series Himself - Guitar, Vocals
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Music Guest
Tavis Smiley 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Home & Family 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary Himself
Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero 2011 Documentary Himself
Legends of the Canyon: The Origins of West Coast Rock 2010 Documentary
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
Stephen Stills: Live at Shepherd's Bush 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion 2009 Video Himself
American Masters 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Folk America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series Himself (also Interview)
The Colbert Report 2008 TV Series Himself
CSNY/Déjà Vu 2008 Documentary Himself
La fête de la chanson française 2008 TV Series Himself
Autism: The Musical 2007 Documentary Himself
Sound Man: WWII to MP3 2006 Documentary Himself
Crosby, Stills & Nash: The Acoustic Concert 2004 Video Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Himself / Buffalo Springfield
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo 2001 Video documentary short Himself (as Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
My Generation 2000 Documentary Himself (CSNY)
Stephen Stills: RockWalk Induction 1997 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Empreintes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Woodstock: Now & Then 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Véronique Sanson - La douceur du danger 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Himself

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