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America

America is a rock band, formed in England in 1970 by multi-instrumentalists Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. The trio first met as sons of U.S. Air Force personnel stationed in London, where they began performing live. America achieved significant popularity in the 1970s, and was famous for the trio's close vocal harmonies and light acoustic folk sound. This popularity was confirmed by a string of hit albums and singles, many of which found airplay on pop/soft rock stations.

The band came together shortly after the members' graduation from high school, and a record ...read more

America is a rock band, formed in England in 1970 by multi-instrumentalists Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. The trio first met as sons of U.S. Air Force personnel stationed in London, where they began performing live. America achieved significant popularity in the 1970s, and was famous for the trio's close vocal harmonies and light acoustic folk sound. This popularity was confirmed by a string of hit albums and singles, many of which found airplay on pop/soft rock stations.

The band came together shortly after the members' graduation from high school, and a record deal with Warner Bros. Records followed. Their debut, a 1971 self-titled album, produced the transatlantic hits "A Horse with No Name" and "I Need You"; Homecoming (1972) produced the single "Ventura Highway"; and Hat Trick (1973), a modest success on the charts which fared poorly in sales, produced one minor hit song. 1974's Holiday featured the hits "Tin Man" and "Lonely People"; and 1975's Hearts generated the number one single "Sister Golden Hair" alongside "Daisy Jane". History: America's Greatest Hits, a compilation of hit singles, was released the same year and was certified multi. platinum in the United States and Australia. Peek left the group in 1977 and their commercial fortunes declined, despite a brief return to the top in 1982 with the single "You Can Do Magic".

Four decades into their career, the group continues to record material and tour with regularity. Their 2007 album Here & Now was a collaboration with a new generation of musicians who credited the band as an influence. America has been inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. « hide

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LPs
Archives, Vol 1
2015

Lost & Found
2015

Back Pages
2011

2
1 Votes
Here & Now
2007

2.5
1 Votes
Holiday Harmony
2002

1
1 Votes
Human Nature
1998

2
1 Votes
Hourglass
1994

1.5
1 Votes
Perspective
1984

1.5
1 Votes
Your Move
1983

1.5
1 Votes
View from the Ground
1982

1.5
1 Votes
Alibi
1980

2.5
1 Votes
Silent Letter
1979

3
1 Votes
Harbor
1977

2.5
1 Votes
Hideaway
1976

2
1 Votes
Hearts
1975

2.5
1 Votes
Holiday
1974

3
1 Votes
Hat Trick
1973

2.5
1 Votes
Homecoming
1972

3.9
11 Votes
America
1971

3.9
33 Votes
Live Albums
America Live
1977

Compilations
History: America's Greatest Hits
1975

3.9
22 Votes

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