Yesterday, we lost a great friend and a true music hero. Pete Fornatale passed away from complications resulting from a stroke. Pete loved music and musicians. Almost single-handedly, Pete built an audience for Poco in and around New York. He played our music on WNEW, the coolest radio station around, at a time when we really needed it and at a time when not everyone was willing to take a chance on us. Pete was at just about every New York Poco show in those days and he wrote the liner notes for our Deliverin’ album
Our busy lives didn’t give us much of a chance to see each other over the past few years. The last time I saw Pete was at our Woodstock show four or five years ago, it seems a fitting place for a memory. As they say, we’ll miss him, but we won’t forget him.
Keep Pete in your thoughts and prayers.