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Born: December 5, 1947 in Matwood, California
Jim evolved from the engineer on "Again" to bass player, replacing original member Bruce Palmer. He was also a producer, engineer, and songwriter on the third album. After the Springfield, Jim and Richie formed a little band called Poco, and after he got tired of that, Jim formed a little band with Kenny Loggins (pre- Footloose, mind you) called surprinsingly Loggins and Messina. Jim still makes music, does a little art, and hosts a songwriting workshop. What a cool guy.