America (2)

Also known as America, American
Members of America (2): Brad Palmer (2), Bryan Garofalo, Dan Peek, David Dickey, Dewey Bunnell, Gerry Beckley, Jimmy Calire, Michael Woods (4), Rich Campbell, Tom Walsh, Willie Leacox
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.venturahighway.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_%28band%29, http://www.starclustermusic.de/artists/america/america/bio/eamerica.htm, http://www.accessbackstage.com/america/, http://www.myspace.com/americaofficial, http://www.burgundyrecords.com/america/, http://www.last.fm/music/America

Discography of America (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 A Horse With No Name 3 Audio 1971 Warner Bros. Records
2 Live 14 Audio 1977 Warner Bros. Records
3 History - America's Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
4 History / America's Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
5 Holiday 12 Audio 1974 Warner Bros. Records
6 Holiday 12 Audio 1974 Warner Bros. Records
7 View From The Ground 10 Audio Connoisseur Collection
8 America 12 Audio 1971 Warner Bros. Records
9 Hat Trick 11 Audio 1973-10-19 Warner Bros. Records
10 America 12 Audio 1998-09-00 Warner Bros. Records
11 You Can Do Magic 2 Audio 1982
12 History - America's Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1986 Warner Bros. Records
13 America 11 Audio 1971
14 History - America's Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
15 History · America's Greatest Hits 12 Audio Warner Bros. Records
16 You Can Do Magic 16 Audio 1996 Disky
17 America Live 10 Audio 2000 EMI-Capitol Special Markets
18 The Border 2 Audio 1983-08-00 Capitol Records
19 Woman Tonight / Daisy Jane 2 Audio 1975-10-00 Warner Bros. Records
20 Rainbow Song / Muskrat Love 2 Audio 1974 Hispavox
21 Live 14 Audio Warner Bros. Records
22 The Last Unicorn (Original Soundtrack) 15 Audio 1983 Virgin
23 A Horse With No Name 2 Audio 1971 Warner Bros. Records
24 The Best Of America 20 Audio 1997 EMI
25 Silent Letter 11 Audio 1979 Capitol Music
26 Alibi 11 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
27 Homecoming 10 Audio 1972 Warner Bros. Records
28 You Can Do Magic 2 Audio 1982 Capitol Records
29 Encore: More Greatest Hits 16 Audio 1991 Rhino Entertainment Company
30 Harbor 12 Audio 1977 Warner Bros. Records
31 Live 14 Audio 1977-10-28 Warner Bros. Records
32 Holiday 12 Audio 1974 Warner Bros. Records
33 History · America's Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
34 Hearts 12 Audio Warner Bros. Records
35 Hideaway 13 Audio 1976 Warner Bros. Records
36 Alibi 11 Audio 1980 EMI Electrola
37 Today's The Day 2 Audio 1976 Warner Bros. Records
38 Woman Tonight 2 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
39 Silent Letter 11 Audio 1979 Capitol Records
40 Hearts 12 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
41 Sister Golden Hair 2 Audio 1975 Warner Bros. Records
42 Ventura Highway 2 Audio 1972 Warner Bros. Records
43 A Horse With No Name 2 Audio 1971 Warner Bros. Records
44 You Can Do Magic 2 Audio 1982 Capitol Records
45 The Definitive America 23 Audio 2002-06-18
46 Your Move 11 Audio 1983 Capitol Records
47 Silent Letter 11 Audio 1979
48 Alibi 11 Audio 1980 Capitol Records
49 Harbor 12 Audio 1977 Warner Bros. Records
50 Live 14 Audio 1977 Warner Bros. Records


Formed in 1969 by Gerry Beckley (guitar, piano, vocals), Dewey Bunnell (guitar, vocals) and Dan Peek (guitar, keyboards, vocals) who were all sons of US Servicemen stationed in England. They achieved success with their debut single "A Horse With No Name" which showcased their pop rock vocal harmony style. Further appearances in the singles charts followed with "Ventura Highway" and "Tin Man" along with album hits.

The band has seen various reincarnations as anything from a duo to a 7 piece outfit, with Dan Peek leaving in 1977 (although he did rejoin for a few live appearances). America are still touring and releasing live and studio albums and consists nowadays, in their 16th personnel line-up, of the core duo of Beckley & Bunnell with Willie Leacox (drums/percussion), Mike Woods (guitar/vocals) and Richard Campbell (bass/vocals).

Peek & Beckley have both released solo material.


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