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Young made his name and reputation as one of the first musicians to integrate a pedal steel guitar, then largely associated with country, into rock & roll For more, check out: (Source)

It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Poco co-founder, Rusty Young, at the age of 75. Young suffered a heart attack last night. A beloved member of the Blue Élan Records family, Young was best known as the heart and soul of Poco—the band widely considered to be one of the founders of the classic Southern California country rock sound. Young was an integral member of the band throughout their influential six decade career. Norman Russell “Rusty” Young was born February 23, 1946 in Long Beach, CA and raised in Colorado. He began to play the lap steel guitar at the age of six and taught both […]

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Norman Russell “Rusty” Young, the guitarist and singer-songwriter best known as one of the leaders of the country-rock band Poco, has died. A press release from Young’s team confirms he died Wednesday at his home in Davisville, Missouri after suffering a heart attack. He was 75.

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