This stellar US country rock band formed as Pogo in the summer of 1968 from the ashes of the seminal Buffalo Springfield, who along with the Byrds were pivotal in the creation of country rock. The band originally comprised Richie Furay (9 May 1944, Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar), Jim Messina (b. 5 December 1947, Maywood, California, USA; vocals/guitar), Randy Meisner (b. 8 March 1946, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA; vocals/bass, ex-Poor), George Grantham (b. 20 November 1947, Cordell, Oklahoma, USA; drums/vocals, ex-Boenzee Cryque), and Rusty Young (b. 23 February 1946, Denver, Colorado, USA; vocals/pedal steel guitar, ex-Boenzee Cryque). Following an objection from Walt Kelly, the copyright owner of the Pogo cartoon character, they adopted the infinitely superior name, Poco, which defined as a musical term means a little or little by little.
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