09 Mar 2014

Blog #103-Manassas 1973

March 10, 2014

At Milwaukee's Summerfest music festival in 1973, Stephen Stills and his band, Manassas, gave a wonderful performance.

Manassas, was formed in 1971, by Stephen Stills who had broken up with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY) in 1970. Of course, this would be the first of many CSNY breakups, but that is another story sometime with photos to be included.

With CSNY, The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers band breakups, we have a lot of wonderful musicians looking for something to do! Stephen Stills formed Manassaas as a result of these breakups and we had a terrific, very underrated band.

The first album the guys made was a double album recorded in Miami very quickly because they were so talented and had a lot of material. Another album would follow further on down the road.

The talent in this band is just amazing when you think about it! Enjoy a look at one of the best concerts I ever saw!

I just realized that the guitar Stephen Stills is playing is the same as the one Doug Yankus of the band Soup played. I think I've even seen Johnny Winter play it. Does anyone know what kind of guitar this is?

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