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No Poco, No Eagles. They influenced, innovated, pioneered, gave some of the most passionate and energetic performances of the 70's. Richie, Rusty, Jimmy, George, Paul, Tim...and the others deserve this recognition!!!
Posted by Terry Roland on Sunday, 09.30.07 @ 00:00am
Echoes of their influence are heard daily in country and rock groups. Sadly ignored by the industry their older music is as fresh and invigorating today as it ever was. Their new songs and live performances demonstrate mature artists still at the top of their game.
Posted by al saxon on Sunday, 09.30.07 @ 12:11pm
It is such a crying shame that the Induction process into the HOF has to be decided by an International Voting Comm. A band with such motivation to continue making music and intertaining crowds both here and abroad would be passed over to "less than desirable inductees". Revamp the HOF induction process and put those who deserve it.
Posted by Geoff Kersey on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 11:45am
In an on line petition supporting POCO (before the band established its own website, POCONUT.com, I wrote:
Posted by Corey Bearak on Tuesday, 10.2.07 @ 18:16pm
put them in, or close the damn place, too many
Posted by steve Knox on Tuesday, 01.13.09 @ 17:14pm
If Poco gets inducted into the RRHoF, that would increase the number of multiple inductees from 17 to 21. Richie Furay and Jim Messina formed Poco after Buffalo Springfield split up and two future Eagles were members of Poco. Randy Meisner was a founding member of Poco. When he left the band Timothy B. Schmit replaced him. When Meisner left the Eagles in 1977, Timothy replaced him in that band. Also, the Loggins & Messina song "My Music has a tongue-in-cheek reference to Timothy B. Schmit in the line "Little Tim Smitty's got his old man's hand" which I heard as "Little Timmy Schmit has got his old man's hand" I wonder if Jim Messina did that consciously or subconsciously.
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 06:33am
Actually the line is "Cause Little Tim Smitty's got his old man's van" Maybe Messina was referring to a tour van or tour bus.
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 12.17.09 @ 06:44am
Posted by mrxyzomg on Tuesday, 08.17.10 @ 23:05pm
The voting process aside; poco deserves to be in the HOF based a solid body of work. Although the band never had the throngs the Eagles did, it's no doubt they had influences well beyond that band. These guys had more energy, gave thier hearts to the crowd, sound familiar? Thier body of work was progressive & distinctual, which is more than I can say for many bands. Listen to; Crazy eyes, Drivin wheel, Ride the Countryside, Rose of Cimmaron, I could go on & on, the point here is these guys produced, even though they had to go through several personnel changes, management, record labels & industry bias. They are due. I can't imagine a a HOF without them.
Posted by Steve Thursby on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 17:18pm
Sorry to disagree , but can't see these guys in the Hall.
Posted by Kenny on Thursday, 10.28.10 @ 15:41pm
You know what's great about Poco well Richie Furray is my pastor in Broomfield Colorado such a great guy. I know Richie Stephen and the rest of Buffalo Springfield are already in the hall but Poco was defiantly one of the main reasons the Eagles came to be so I'm super confused about why The eagles Poco are not in there I mean I even saw Chicago isn't in the hall and that just takes my breath away.
Posted by Samuel on Tuesday, 10.18.11 @ 22:27pm
they are in the hearts and minds of those who know. Remember when all this great music was first comming on the scene? There were those who knew and understood that certin music was better off not being hyped. Well Poco is clasic to those thoughts. It's a shame they did not receive the monitary rewards for there efforts, cause lord knows they tryed and stayed with it for decades. With every change in their line up, they still managed to hang on to their original and unique sound. So yes it's a shame they are not in the popular hall of fame, but those of us who know, know better. If any member of any Poco line up ever gets to read this, thank you for some of the most melodic sounding music ever written. You put my head in place I needed to be at the time, and now when I listen to your catalog of great songs, my head is right there again. Thank you for your devotion. Nick
Posted by nick barbato on Monday, 01.30.12 @ 20:36pm
New issue of Classic Rock magazine with Van Halen on the cover. Poco says they created Country-Rock, not Gram Parsons. Plus, The Eagles got their sound from Poco.
Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.23.12 @ 06:54am
Posted by Roy on Monday, 04.23.12 @ 07:25am
Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.27.13 @ 10:28am
If Niirvana can get in with just 3 studio CDs and being the initiators of Grunge, then why not Poco as the initiators of Country-Rock? I know that Nirvana was one of the top bands from 1992 to 1994, but with Rusty revolutionizing the PSG, the Eagles elaborating on their sound, and much of country music basing their sound on Poco, is it really that much of a stretch to recognize their influence in the RRHOF? Also, a lot of their non-recognition could be traced to some higher-ups in the music business actively working against their success, e.g., one past record company releasing a live album at the same time a studio album is released with a new record company. There are other examples of some at the top of the music business at the time not wanting them to succeed.
Posted by Mike R on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 16:15pm
Poco didn't initiate country rock. The only ones who say that are Poco guys like Furay and Young who sadly today are still seeking glory or recognition which never came. It didn't come because they weren't good enough and Furay's ego. He's the reason people quit to find success elsewhere. Furay was so intent on proving he was as good as former bandmates Young and Stills etc it ate him up. He still sounds jealous and bitter over 40 years later, it's sad.So does Young. They are extremely pathetic when they refuse to give props to Gram Parsons. It's typical . They are the only ones who do not recognize his work as country rock. They do the same thing when discussing the Burritos. Same with the Byrd's and others. It's childish nonsense at this point over 40 years later .Maybe it's time to grow up and face the facts.Young talks like evryone in Nashville owes something to him and Poco, a band no one today in Nashville cites as an influence.To say much of country music bases their sound on Poco is pure lunacy worthy of a furay or Young comment ! Young played the steel trough leslie speakers making it sound like an organ. That was his revolution of the steel ! Did anyone take up on that appraoch ? No, because fans and steelers prefer their steel to sound like a steel.Even Young dropped that approach. So much for the revolution. Do some research on the stell please. See who really revolutionized it. You won't see Young's name in any article.
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, 06.4.14 @ 12:07pm
An interesting discussion. Both sides well stated. Of course they didn't 'invent' countrr rock-- no one did. Their music didn't break big until after Schmit, Furay and Messina left, and then that which broke wasn't representative of their best work. Meisner barely left a footprint in this band.They did squander opportunities (who moves to Colorado to make in the music business?). But if it's up to me they're in, for the excellence of their work from '68 to '79 and its obvious influence and resonance to this day.
Posted by Born Band Creature on Friday, 01.2.15 @ 11:54am
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