Poco co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Rusty Young died on April 14th at age 75, suffering a heart attack in his home in Davisville, Missouri. Young, who is perhaps best known for writing and singing Poco's 1978 signature hit “Crazy Love,” was bandmates in the group over the years with such heavyweights art Richie Furay, Randy Meisner, Jim Messina, Paul Cotton, and Timothy B. Schmit.
Rusty Young — who finally released his first solo album, Waitin' For The Sun, in 2017 — led Poco until Covid forced the band off the road.
Close friend and bandmate Richie Furay posted on social media: “It's been a tough day; my friend Rusty Young passed away and we are heartbroken. Our friendship was 50 plus years; together we helped create what became known as the Southern California 'Country Rock' sound — believe me, we had a lot of fun and then some. Nancy and I are praying for Rusty's wife Mary and his children Sara and Will.”