In 1972, Stephen Stills formed a new band called ‘Manassas’ and on April 12 they…
Written by megarock on April 12, 2018
In 1972, Stephen Stills formed a new band called ‘Manassas’ and on April 12 they released their debut double LP of the same name.
The album debuted on the Billboard Top LP’s chart for the week ending April 29, 1972 and eventually peaked at #4 in June. Stills’ album shared the Top 10 with an album by David Crosby and Graham Nash (Graham Nash David Crosby) and an album by Neil Young (Harvest), and as you know, all were members of the quartet Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Manassas marked a critical comeback for Stills, with Allmusic calling it a “sprawling masterpiece” and Rolling Stone saying it was “reassuring to know that Stills has some good music still inside him”.
Not sure if you knew this little tidbit but, Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones played bass on and co-wrote the song “The Love Gangster” and is reported to have said that he would have left the Stones to join Manassas.
Happy 46th Birthday to the debut LP from ‘Manassas’ titled “Manassas”!!!
How many of you still give this a listen every now and then?