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poco_74432Poco was formed in 1968 by ex-Buffalo Springfield members Jim Messina and Richie Furay.

Initially the band were so conscious of hitting the East Coast – suspecting that they lacked a following there – that they planned an intensive campaign which resulted in them causing near hysteria at the Shea Stadium Peace Festival in 1970.

The group was somewhat over-shadowed by other ex-Buffalo members Neil Young and Stephen Stills, and a series of line-up changes eventually saw Messina depart in 1970 and Furay leave in 1972.

Richie Furay
Jim Messina
Paul Cotton
Vocals, guitar
Rusty Young
Pedal steel guitar
Tim Schmidt
George Grantham