Stephen Stills with Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth”


Stephen Stills with Buffalo Springfield playing “For What It’s Worth” on the weekly variety TV show Hollywood Palace in 1967. Stills wrote this song in response to the “Sunset Strip curfew riots.” These were a series of clashes between young people and police on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California, that took place in late 1966 and early 1967. During a time when the Vietnam War was raging, protests were going on everywhere, and racial tensions were running high, this song became an unofficial anthem for the younger generation of the ’60s. If you enjoyed watching “For What It’s Worth,” check out “Mr. Soul,” another classic rock song from Buffalo Springfield, written by Neil Young, or browse the rock category and find more great videos.

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