The band was only together for two years. Buffalo Springfield was a collection of mutually ambitious, very talented individuals who happen to form a group that profoundly influenced the folk rock genre and showed the way for artists like Jackson Brown, Glen Fry, and Don Henley. The original band was Steven Stills Guitar, Neil Young Lead guitar, Rickie Furay Guitar, Dewey Martin Drums, and Bruce Palmer Bass. Stills, Young, Furay, and Palmer, met playing gigs in Toronto and Ontario with bands The Myna Birds… and The Ah Go Go Singers.  Drummer Dewey Martin came from the country-side of music playing with artists like Patsy Cline and The Dillards.