An overlooked, yet pivotal, period of Randy Meisner’s career took place between 1966 and 1968 when he was a member of the short-lived, Denver garage rock band, The Poor. Here, I hope to provide a comprehensive look at the band’s origins and brief existence on the L.A. music scene during the Summer Of Love.
This is part three in my ongoing series where I let Randy tell his own story through a compilation of quotes. Here, he describes his early life and career, up until the formation of the Eagles.
The following article appeared in the June 7th, 1967 issue of Broadside, a Boston-based folk music magazine. The Poor are described as “five groovy young men,” whose “vocal blend is intricate, funky, and lots of fun.”