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    Thanks, Delilah. Quite a time span represented, the 60's through the 90's. Sounds like mixed reviews from shop owners and citizens on having streets blocked off. And had to laugh about the 26 year old who didn't recognize a lot of the songs, but seemed to enjoy it.

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    Wow, so sad that is has been 10 years...I'm still holding out hope that he is getting stronger everyday and will be able to do something in music that we will see one day! You go Randy!!

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    A poignant anniversary, and how ironic that it's the same date as the famous 1974 California Jam concert.

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    Today in 1968, Randy performed with RFD (Richie Furay’s Dream) at the Troubadour. It was the band’s first appearance playing a full set* on a regular night, Thursday, and before they were known as “Poco.” They had previously performed at The Troubadour on Hoot Night.

    According to Poco’s Angelfire page, this was the setlist:

    What a Day
    Just in Case It Happens, Yes Indeed
    Short Changed

    This is what Rusty Young remembers about those early days:
    Q - Poco made its debut in November, 1968 at The Troubadour in L.A. At that time, who might've been in the audience watching the group?

    A - Those were pretty interesting days because we had the buzz in town. Everybody wanted to come see us. Richie had really come up with the concept of the Country / Rock thing that wasn't being done. Everybody was ready to jump on the bandwagon. In The Troubadour there'd be a booth and there would be Ricky Nelson and Ozzie and Harriet. The whole gang would be there in their booth. The Smothers Brothers came down. George Harrison and (John) Lennon came down because they tried to sign us to Apple at one point. Pretty much all the L.A. people you can imagine would be in the audience on any given night.

    Q - Was that nerve wrecking for you?

    A - It was a lot of fun. It was great. Richie carried the band and I didn't feel any pressure at all because it was Richie's deal. So, I was just there for the fun.
    George and John tried to sign them??

    http://www.classicbands.com/PocoInterview.htm

    *per Poco’s Angelfire page


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    Wow! Had they signed with Apple, they might have really made it big! Makes you wonder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke View Post
    Wow! Had they signed with Apple, they might have really made it big! Makes you wonder!
    I know, right? My guess is the money wasn’t enough so they passed.


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    Love that the Nelson family was there ... its fun to watch Rick Nelson as a teenager performing on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (YouTube). His dad Ozzie really knew what he doing featuring Ricky singing his hit songs on the show ... Lonesome Town in particular. Rick had a great backup band even then. Sure wish he was still with us. Amazing very under appreciated singer, songwriter, guitarist. His adorable x-wife Kris Nelson recently passed away. She was very popular on the show as well.


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    So interesting!

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    Thanks, Delilah! Good to see you On The Border again, missy! 😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke View Post
    Wow! Had they signed with Apple, they might have really made it big! Makes you wonder!

    Wow, interesting. I never knew that. Such a shame they never signed with Apple. What a difference it probably would have made for them. Especially since they never made big money in the long run. Of course they could not have known that then.
    Was it poor management ?

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