Stephen Stills

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  • Birth Name: Stephen Arthur Stills
  • Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, guitarist
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  • Born into a military family, he was raised in such places as Texas and South America, areas where he heard music that later influenced his own.
  • Auditioned for the 1960s television series The Monkees.
  • Was a good friend and jamming partner of Jimi Hendrix, and reportedly was in the running to play bass for Hendrix.
  • Famously met up with future collaborator (and sometime foe) Neil Young in a traffic jam in L.A. in 1966. The two formed Buffalo Springfield.
  • His 1967 classic "For What It's Worth," performed by Buffalo Springfield, made Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
  • His song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," from Crosby, Stills and Nash's 1969 self-titled debut album, was written for then-girlfriend Judy Collins.
  • Rolling Stone also named Stills as among rock's greatest guitar players.
  • Was the first artist inducted twice in the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of both Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash.
  • Is a sailor and attended Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, FL.

Awards

  • 1969, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner

Relationships

  • Kristen Hathoway — Wife
  • Jennifer — Daughter
  • Talitha Stills — Mother
  • Oliver — Son
  • Judy Collins — Ex-significant Other
  • Véronique Sanson — Ex-wife
  • Henry — Son
  • William Stills — Father
  • Justin — Son
  • Christopher Stills — Son

College

  • Attended Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Stephen Arthur Stills
  • Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, guitarist

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