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The New Breed and Glad with Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. Schmit is best known for having been the bass player and sometime lead vocalist of two successful country rock bands from the '70's. He was first a member of Poco, replacing Randy Meisner in that band in 1969. At the end of the '70's, Schmit went on to even greater success with the late-career (and later the reunited) Eagles -- again replacing Randy Meisner, strangely enough. But in his pre-Poco teens, Schmit was the lead singer and bass player for a Sacramento, California quartet who were first known as The New Breed, and then as Glad. This band achieved local success in West Coast markets, but failed to break through to a national audience. After Schmit left his early band to join Poco, its other members -- Ron Floegel (rhythm guitar), Tom Phillips (lead guitar), and George Hullin (drums) -- formed a separate country rock band called Redwing, who recorded five albums between 1971 and 1975. Mr. Schmit currently continues to be active as both a member of the