Who was the only artist ever to be inducted twice in the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? You can no doubt guess from the picture on the page that it's singer-songwriter/guitarist Stephen Stills. He won for his work in Buffalo Springfield and again for Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Stills will play at Fort Lewis College's Whalen Gymnasium on April 11 with a four-piece band. Stills will handle vocals and lead guitar.
The concert is being produced by Gary Penington, who has been working since November to bring Stills to town, in conjunction with the college.
Penington said Wednesday at the Herald offices that every week since that time, the deal was tantalizingly declared "almost done" but it was finalized only this week.
Besides his hall of fame bands, and later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Stills also was a close friend of Jimi Hendrix, who appeared on his eponymous first solo album along with Eric Clapton, Mama Cass Elliot, Booker T. Jones and Ringo Starr.
Among his best-known hits are "Love the One You're With," "Bluebird," "Bluebird Revisited, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "You Don't Have to Cry" and "Black Queen."
Tickets will be $35/$50/$65. Penington said that money taken after expenses will go into a fund at the discretion of Fort Lewis President Brad Bartel, much of which will be used for student scholarships.
Penington's company produced, together with Fort Lewis, last June's outdoor concert by The Beach Boys, which they played entirely in the rain and high wind.
Undeterred, Penington is working to organize another outdoor concert for this summer, which he will announce as soon as negotiations with the artist are final.