Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Rusty Young, George Grantham, Timothy B. Schmit

POCO PHOTO COLLECTIONS

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Phoenix Memorial Colliseum – 9/19/69

appeared with Creedence Clearwater Revival & Framework

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Arizona State Fairgrounds – 12/6/69

appeared with Lee Michaels, Zephyr & The Beans


Credence Clearwater Revival & Poco Concert Poster

Credence Clearwater Revival & Poco Concert Poster

 

POCO - "Pickin' Up THe Pieces"

POCO – “Pickin’ Up The Pieces”

Poco is a Southern California country rock band originally formed by Richie Furay, Jim Messina and Rusty Young following the demise of Buffalo Springfield in 1968.[1] The title of their first album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, is a reference to the break-up of Buffalo Springfield. Highly influential and creative, they were pioneers of the country rock genre and forerunners of the Americana genre. Throughout the years Poco has performed in various groupings, and is still active today.

During recording of the third Buffalo Springfield album (Last Time Around), each of the three lead singers (Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay) recorded songs without the other members present. One of Furay’s solo songs was the country-influenced ballad “Kind Woman”, which he recorded with the help of producer/engineer/bassist Jim Messina and pedal steel guitarist Rusty Young. When Buffalo Springfield then split up, Furay, Messina and Rusty Young decided to start their own group oriented toward such songs.

The original lineup of this new group was Furay (vocals and rhythm guitar), Messina (lead guitar, vocals, producer), Rusty Young (pedal steel guitar, banjo, Dobro, guitar, mandolin and vocals), George Grantham (drums and vocals) and Randy Meisner (bass and vocals). The group was signed to a recording contract with Epic Records, which acquired the rights to Furay from Atlantic Records (the Springfield’s label) in return for the rights to Graham Nash from The Hollies (who was moving to Atlantic as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash). Originally, the new group was named “Pogo” after the famous comic strip character, but it had to change its name when Pogo creator Walt Kelly objected to their use of the name and threatened to sue.

POCO – Discography

  • 1969 Pickin’ Up the Pieces
  • 1970 Poco
  • 1971 Deliverin’
  • 1971 From The Inside
  • 1972 A Good Feelin’ To Know
  • 1973 Crazy Eyes
  • 1974 Seven
  • 1974 Cantamos
  • 1975 Head Over Heels
  • 1976 Live
  • 1976 Rose Of Cimarron
  • 1977 Indian Summer
  • 1978 Legend
  • 1980 Under The Gun
  • 1981 Blue And Gray
  • 1982 Cowboys & Englishmen
  • 1982 Ghost Town
  • 1984 Inamorata
  • 1989 Legacy
  • 2002 Running Horse
  • 2004 The Last Roundup (recorded 1977)
  • 2004 Keeping The Legend Alive
  • 2005 Bareback At Big Sky
  • 2006 The Wildwood Sessions

 

Poco – My Kind Of Love – 1969

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