"a true friend"
Born: May 9, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio
richie furay, rhythm guitarist
a true friend
open and alert
yellow springs, ohio
Richie came into Springfield because he was a part of the whole "Greenwich Village" scene in the early 60s, among many talented folks: The Lovin Spoonful, Roger (Jim) McGuinn, Mama Cass, John Phillips, Peter Tork, and Stephen Stills. He and Stephen were in a little group called the Au Go Go singers, a purely folk New Christy Minstrel-esque group. Steve went out of California to start a band. A while later he got Richie to join him. The rest is obviously history. Richie wrote one of my favorite Springfield songs, "A Child's Claim to Fame," I also think he has a lovely voice. So apparently do many others. After Buffalo Springfield, Richie formed a little band called Poco. Perhaps you've heard of them. After years of rocking and rolling, Richie has chosen to go in a different way. I'm not kidding. He is now the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Boulder, Colorado and makes Christian music.
He also wrote a book about Springfield, which you can buy here. Whoa. Cool.