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381. Poco

An AM staple, Poco was often in the shadows of fellow Country Rockers, the Eagles. Throughout the 70’s Poco quietly amassed a series of minor hits that reached the Pop, Country, and Adult Contemporary Charts. Their melodic Soft Pop gained a lot of respect as it was deeper than other AM offerings at the time, and though carved out a nice career chances are it won’t be enough to gain then a nomination.

 

The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:

1994

 

Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Head Over Heels (1975)

 

NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Crazy Love (From Legend, 1979)

Should Poco be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 82.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 3.1%
No opinion. - 1.6%
No way! - 4.7%

LEGENDS OF COUNTRY WITH POCO AT TILLES CENTER IN GREENVALE, NY

Feb 05, 2021

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ULTIMATE 80S: PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE WITH POCO AT LYNN MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM IN LYNN, MA

Apr 29, 2021

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ULTIMATE 80S: PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE WITH POCO AT BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN ENGLEWOOD, NJ

May 01, 2021

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POCO WITH PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE AT KESWICK THEATRE IN GLENSIDE, PA

May 02, 2021

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-1 #6 Willie 2017-09-18 01:22
Also what former Poco members did before or after Poco is irrelevant it only underscores the lack of success Poco had despite ample opportunity playing in top venues that launched careers of others. Chris Hillman nailed it Poco was good technically they "just didn't have very good songs" Can't see them in Hall at all, decent but that's it.
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-1 #5 Willie 2017-09-18 01:17
Rusty himself has said Poco did not invent country rock. Gram Parson predates The Byrds, FBB's, Poco The Fallen Angels and anyone else. Doogie correct : AGFTK not a hit did not chart LP failed Furay quit, 78's crazy Love took off elevator stuff.Others more influential and successful.
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0 #4 Tony B 2017-09-17 13:19
On the fence with this one, but they probably should be in. They were definitely pioneers in that they preceded the Eagles, and were more or less a continuation of Buffalo Springfield with Furay and Messina. Meisner and Schmit actually went on from Poco to the Eagles, with Schmit returning afterwards to tour with the band. The first big hits I recall were in the early 70's (A Good Feelin' to Know) and pre-date the Eagles who overshadowed them. (not 1978 as previously mentioned) Poco definitely has the influence and longevity.

Why they wouldn't get in as Poco: Most members have already been inducted or should be inducted for their other significant efforts.
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0 #3 Doogie 2015-04-15 15:52
Sorry but no way.To say they created country rock is absurd. Many bands were combining country, rock, folk, western styles in that time period and place. They too were influenced by others in the area. By the time their music connected around 1978 it was elevator stuff and others the country rock scene for several years. Poco in the earliest years still was far from a worthy Hall of Fame nod. Decent stuff but there was a reason it didn't catch on and a po'd Furay joined the ranks of former Poco musicians. The reason is sometimes you just aren't good enough.
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+4 #2 Jon B. 2015-03-20 23:35
Poco really had 3 eras. But Poco, the group that formed out of the breakup of Buffalo Springfield with Richie Furay and Jim Messina, really created the genre of country rock, with a big taste of Jam Band. The Eagles were not contemporari es--they came much later and were far more on the pop end of things. Musically, they weren't close, but had a better lyricist in Don Henley. But the post-Messina , post-Furay Poco was a great touring band that was not as innovative, and by the time of their two big hits (Crazy Love and Heart of the Night), they were doing supermarket music. But that Poco that existed from 1968-1975 definitely deserves the Rock HOF
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+4 #1 Van Carara 2014-10-10 00:55
Country Rock Pioneers! !!
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