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Full disclosure regarding the first two lines of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth"


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1 hour ago, specialk said:

Funny story behind how that song got its name. If the story is true. 

Liberated from the archives of Rolling Stone's November 11, 2016 issue

 

As anyone who’s heard it knows, the phrase “for what it’s worth” appears nowhere in the song. According to one legend, Stills played it for one of the group’s managers, prefacing it with, “Let me play you a song, for what it’s worth.” Springfield singer-guitarist Richie Furay recalls he, Stills, and Young playing new material for Atlantic’s Ahmet Ertegun, a major supporter of the Springfield. “Ahmet had come to Los Angeles and we were at Stephen’s house,” Furay recalls. “At the end of the day, Stephen said, ‘I have another one, for what it’s worth.'”

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