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Band, *1968 US, Los Angeles

Born from the wreckage of Buffalo Springfield, Poco can rightly claim the distinction of being among the first bands to cross over from rock to country. The band begins its live career at The Troubadour using a couple of different names. Billed as Pogo, the band made their debut at a Monday hoot night. Mondays in 1968 October were 7th, 14th, and 21st. They played a five song set. It immediately gets rave notices for their tight, energetic and upbeat sets. They managed to bank effectively on their positive energy and what appeared at the time to be a logical extension of Furay and Messina's work on the final Buffalo Springfield album Last Time Around. Consisting of pedal steel player Rusty Young, singer and guitarist Richie Furay, singer and guitarist Jim Messina, guitarist Randy Meisner and drummer George Grantham. Randy Meisner's tenure with Poco ends during the recording of their first album. He participates in the early shows of 1969, but is gone by April. Over the years, Poco’s members — including veteran singer-guitarist Paul Cotton — came and went. That left Young as Poco’s sole constant. Young was at every single gig Poco has played since its inception. And he was there with singer Jack Sundrud, drummer George Lawrence and keyboardist Michael Webb when Poco recorded its latest studio album, 2013’s All Fired Up.

PortraitKim Bullard
key, voc US
PortraitTimothy B. Schmit
voc, b *1947 US
PortraitAl Garth
vn US
PortraitRusty Young
stg, g *1946 US
PortraitJim Messina
voc, g *1947 US
PortraitRandy Meisner
voc, b *1946 US
PortraitRichie Furay
voc, g *1944 US
PortraitGeorge Lawrence
dr, perc, cng *1954 US
PortraitTim Smith
dr, perc *1961 US
PortraitPaul Cotton
voc, g *1943 US
PortraitCharlie Harrison
b, voc, bvoc US
PortraitSteve Chapman
dr GB
PortraitJack Sundrud
voc, b US
PortraitMichael Webb
key *1963
PortraitGeorge Grantham
dr, voc *1948 US
Popular Tracks   
Crazy Love on Legend by Poco
Heart Of The Night on Legend by Poco
Call It Love on Legacy by Poco
Rose Of Cimarron on Rose Of Cimarron by Poco
Keep on Tryin' on The Last Roundup by Poco
A Good Feelin' to Know on A Good Feelin' To Know by Poco
Indian Summer on Indian Summer by Poco
Barbados on Legend by Poco
Starin' At The Sky on Rose Of Cimarron by Poco
Rose of Cimmaron on The Last Roundup by Poco

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Country RockGram Parsons, The Byrds, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, Gene Clark, Poco2014Album
All Fired UpPoco2013Album
Legend / Indian SummerPoco2013Compil.
Setlist: The Very Best of Poco LIVEPoco2011Compil.
Head Over Heels / Rose Of CimarronPoco2011Compil.
Under The Gun/Blue And GrayPoco2011Compil.
Live At Columbia Studios, Hollywood (9/30/71)Poco2010Album
Original Album ClassicsPoco2008Album
Deliverin' / Crazy EyesPoco2006Compil.
The Wildwood SessionsPoco2006Album
LivePoco ~ Orleans2006Album
Heart Of The NightPoco2006Single
Poco In ConcertPoco2005Compil.
Alive In The Heart Of The NightPoco2005Album
Keeping The Legend AlivePoco2005Album
Bareback At Big SkyPoco2005Album
The EssentialPoco2005Compil.
The Last RoundupPoco2004Album
Live From The Belcourt Theater Nashville Tennessee Pickin' Up The PiecesPoco2004Album
Pickin' Up The Pieces / PocoPoco2004Compil.
Running HorsePoco2002Album
Take 2Poco, New Riders Of The Purple Sage2001Compil.
The Best Of PocoPoco2000Compil.
Best - Fool's GoldPoco2000Compil.
The Very Best Of PocoPoco1999Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionPoco1998Compil.
From The Inside / A Good Feelin' To KnowPoco1997Compil.
The Essential Collection (1975 - 1982)Poco1997Compil.
On The Country SidePoco1996Album
Ghost Town & InamorataPoco1995Compil.
A RetrospectivePoco1993Compil.
Cowboys & EnglishmenPoco1992Album
The Forgotten TrailPoco1990Compil.
The Nature Of LovePoco1990Single
What Do People KnowPoco1989Single
Call It LovePoco1989Single
Poco Radio ShowPoco1989Album
Pickin' Up The Pieces / My Kind Of LovePoco1989Single
Nothin' To HidePoco1989Single
When It All BeganPoco1989Single
Crazy Loving The Best Of Poco 1975-1982Poco1989Compil.
Save A Corner Of Your HeartPoco1984Single
Days Gone ByPoco1984Single
This Old FlamePoco1984Single
Cowboys & EnglishmenPoco1982Album
Ghost TownPoco1982Album
Break Of HeartsPoco1982Single
Shoot For The MoonPoco1982Single
Ghost TownPoco1982Single
Sea Of HeartbreakPoco1982Single
Blue And GrayPoco1981Album
The Everlasting KindPoco1980Single
Midnight RainPoco1980Single
Under The GunPoco1980Album
Under The GunPoco1980Single
The Songs Of Richie FurayPoco1979Compil.
The Songs Of Paul CottonPoco1979Compil.
Crazy Love / BarbadosPoco1978Single
Heart Of The Night / The Last GoodbyePoco1978Single
Indian SummerPoco1977Single
Indian SummerPoco1977Album
Living In The Band / Indian SummerPoco1977Single
Four Tracks From PocoPoco1977Album
Starin' At The SkyPoco1977Single
Indian SummerPoco1977Single
Rose Of CimarronPoco1976Single
Rose Of CimarronPoco1976Album
Keep On TryingPoco1976Single
Rose Of Cimarron / StealawayPoco1976Single
Head Over HeelsPoco1975Album
Keep On Trying / Georgia, Bind My TiesPoco1975Single
Makin' LovePoco1975Single
The Very Best Of PocoPoco1975Compil.
The Best Of PocoPoco1975Compil.
High And DryPoco1974Single
Rocky Mountain BreakdownPoco1974Single
Poco SevenPoco1974Album
Faith In The FamiliesPoco1974Single
Magnolia b/w Blue WaterPoco1973Single
Crazy EyesPoco1973Album
And Settlin' DownPoco1973Single
Go And Say GoodbyePoco1973Single
Here We Go AgainPoco1973Single
A Good Feelin' To KnowPoco1972Album
Here We Go Again / A Good Feelin' To KnowPoco1972Single
Good Feeling To KnowPoco1972Single
Railroad DaysPoco1972Single
John Barleycorn Must Die / PocoTraffic / Poco1971Album
Just For Me And You / Ol' ForgiverPoco1971Single
From The InsidePoco1971Album
You Better Think TwicePoco1970Single
You Better Think Twice / Pickin' Up The PiecesPoco1970Single
C'mon / I Guess You Made ItPoco1970Single
My Kind Of LovePoco1969Single
Pickin' Up The PiecesPoco1969Album
Pickin' Up The Pieces / First LovePoco1969Single
Country BumpPocoAlbum
From The OutsidePocoCompil.
Sounds Like The NavyPocoAlbum
King Biscuit Flower Hour Air Date Oct 16, 1988Foghat, PocoAlbum
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