After the Buffalo Springfield, Jim Messina and Richie Furay formed Poco and began producing demos and searching for a record label. During opening night at the Troubadour, the presidents for Columbia Record, A&M Records and Atlantic Records were present.
On December 5, 1968, Poco signed with Epic Records, a subsidiary of Columbia Records, and Poco began recording the first Poco album, "Pickin up the Pieces."
Jim Messina’s final appearance with Poco was on October 31, 1970, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
In 1989, Poco's original lineup (consisting of Messina, Richie Furay, Rusty Young, George Grantham and Randy Meisner) regrouped for a successful reunion tour. That same year, they released the album “Legacy.” Messina played guitar and mandolin on the album. He wrote and sang on three of the songs: "Follow Your Dreams", "Look Within" and "Lovin' You Every Minute." He also co-wrote the song "Call It Love", which was sung by Rusty Young.
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