Sad news: Rusty Young died Wednesday at age 75. He was an original member of Poco and former bandmate of Randy Meisner and Timothy B. Schmit. He wrote one of my favorite Poco songs, “Crazy Love.” Condolences to his family and friends. RIP.

“I just received word that my friend Rusty Young has passed away and crossed that line into eternity,” co-founder Richie Furay said in a statement to Variety. “My heart is saddened; he was a dear and longtime friend who help me pioneer and create a new Southern California musical sound called ‘country rock.’ He was an innovator on the steel guitar and carried the name Poco on for more than 50 years. Our friendship was real and he will be deeply missed. My prayers are with his wife, Mary, and his children Sara and Will.”