A rare article from 1969 when Poco was still known as Pogo.
Richie Furay, who had left the band at the beginning of Poco’s summer tour, returned for this show as a favor to the promoter, Chuck Morris. Photos: David Dyrkopp.
The band was billed under their original name, Pogo. This was one of Randy’s final appearances with the band until the original five members reunited in 1989.
Review of one of the shows in the Los Angeles Free Press, February 9th, 1969. Randy was incorrectly referred to as “Randy Messina.”
Pogo photographed on the roof of the Troubadour, circa February 1969:
Also on the bill were The Steve Miller Band & Sly and The Family Stone.
The following poster was created for the Fillmore show by psychedelic poster pioneer, Wes Wilson, who was commissioned by concert promoter Bill Graham to design posters for the Fillmore in the late 1960s. These posters have become legendary.
In November 1968, Pogo (aka Poco) played a legendary two-week stand at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. It was an appearance that would put them on the map.
Poco visited the offices of TEEN SCREEN magazine in this rare article from 1969.
Photographer: Michael Miller.
Location: Corner of Santa Monica Blvd & Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
The location as it appears today. The fountain in the last photo also appears in this early photo of the Eagles taken by Eve Babitz in 1971.