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A light folk-rock act of the first ’70s, America had many Top Ten strikes, including the quantity ones “A Equine without Name” and “Sister Golden Locks.” Vocalists/guitarists Dewey Bunnell, Dan Look, and Gerry Beckley fulfilled while these were still in senior high school in the past due ’60s; all three had been sons of U.S. Air flow Force officers who have been stationed within the U.K. Once they finished college in 1970, they created an acoustic folk-rock quartet known as Daze in London, that was quickly pared right down to the trio of Bunnell, Look, and Beckley. Implementing the name America, the group got a agreement with Jeff Dexter, a promoter for the Roundhouse concert location. Dexter experienced America open for a number of major artists as well as the group quickly authorized with Warner Bros. Information. By nov 1970, the group was documenting its debut recording in London, with suppliers Ian Samwell and Jeff Dexter. “A Equine without Name,” America’s debut solitary, was released by the end of 1971. In January 1972, the track — which highly recalled the acoustic amounts of Neil Small — became lots three hit within the U.K. The group’s self-titled debut recording followed exactly the same stylistic design and became popular aswell, peaking at quantity 14. Pursuing their British achievement, America came back to THE UNITED STATES, beginning a assisting tour for the Everly Brothers. “A Equine without Name” premiered within the U.S. that springtime, where it shortly became lots one single, pressing Neil Young’s “Center of Silver” off the very best from the graphs; America implemented the one to the very best from the graphs. “I WANT You” became another TOP hit that summertime, as well as the group started focus on their second record. “Ventura Highway,” the very first single released out of this cooperation, became their third direct Top Ten strike in Dec of 1972. Initially of 1973, America gained the Grammy Prize for Greatest New Musician of 1972. Homecoming premiered in January of 1973, learning to be a Top Ten strike within the U.S. and peaking at amount 21 within the U.K. America’s important sound didn’t transformation with this record; it simply became more refined. However, the strikes stopped coming pretty quickly — that they had only one small Top 40 strike in 1973. Hat Technique, the group’s third recording, premiered toward the finish of 1973; it didn’t allow it to be past quantity 28 within the American graphs. Released in the past due fall of 1974, Vacation was the 1st record the group made out of manufacturer George Martin. Vacation came back America to the very best from the graphs, peaking at number 3 and introducing the strike singles “Tin Guy” and “Depressed People.” “Sister Fantastic Hair,” taken from 1975’s Hearts, became their second number 1 one. That same calendar year, the group released Background: America’s Ideal Hits, which would ultimately sell off over four million copies. Although America’s 1976 work Hideaway went silver and peaked at amount 11, the group’s market was starting to drop. After launching Harbor to some lukewarm reception, Dan Look still left the group, choosing to become contemporary Christian documenting musician. The group continuing being a duo; their last Martin-produced record, Silent Notice, premiered in 1979 to small attention. America came back to the very best Ten in 1982 with “YOU CAN CERTAINLY DO Magic,” a grown-up contemporary pop amount that highlighted synthesizers with their brand harmonies. “The Boundary” became their last Best 40 strike in 1983, peaking at amount 33. After launching America in Concert in the summertime of 1985, the group continuing to tour effectively in to the ’90s, resurfacing in 1998 with Individual Nature. The first area of the fresh millennium noticed America release not just a couple of live albums and a holiday-themed studio room recording, but additionally the exhaustive, career-spanning package arranged Highway, released in 2000. Within the heels of the renewed curiosity, America were enticed back to the studio room in 2006 by longtime followers and music artists Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and Wayne Iha from the Smashing Pumpkins. Although motivating Bunnell and Beckley to adhere to America’s primary sound, makers Schlesinger and Iha earned younger musicians affected by America to visitor on the recording, including Ryan Adams, Nada Browse, among others. Released in early 2007, Right here & Now presented fresh materials by America in addition to covers compiled by rings heavily influenced from the smooth rock and roll pioneers. The duo of Bunnell and Beckley came back using the individually released covers recording Back Webpages in July 2011. That exact same month, the duo’s previous bandmate Dan Look passed away at his house in Missouri at age 60.

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Music Songs A Horse with No Name, Ventura Highway, Tin Man, You Can Do Magic, I Need You, Lonely People, Sister Golden Hair, Daisy Jane, Inspector Mills, Don't Cross the River, Right Before Your Eyes, The Border, Woman Tonight, Amber Cascades, Only In Your Heart, All My Life, Three Roses, Sandman, Muskrat Love, Pigeon Song, Special Girl, Everyone I Meet Is From California, Man's Road, Sometimes Lovers, Can't Fall Asleep to a Lullabye, Today's the Day, Saturn Nights, Glad to See You, I Don't Believe In Miracles, Cast The Spirit, From a Moving Train, California Revisited
Albums Homecoming, America Live, America, View from the Ground, The Last Unicorn, Holiday, Silent Letter, Your Move, Back Pages, In Concert, Hearts, Hat Trick, Holiday Harmony, Alibi, Hideaway, Here & Now, Harbor, The Grand Cayman Concert, Hourglass, Human Nature, Lost & Found, Perspective, Horse with No Name, History: America's Greatest Hits, Highway: 30 Years of America, The Complete Greatest Hits, Encore: More Greatest Hits, Live in Concert: Wildwood Springs, Sigma Sound Studios 1972 (Live), Live in Los Angeles, 1978, Rosa de Un Aroma, América, Horse With No Name - Live at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia Feb '72 - Remastered, The Complete WB Collection 1971 - 1977, Struttin' Our Stuff, The Definitive Pop Collection, A Horse With No Name - Live, Premium Gold Collection, Ventura Highway & Other Favorites, Archives - Vol. 1, Rock Masters (Lonely People)
Nominations Dunkirk, The Dark Tower, The Emoji Movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


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1 Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006.
2 America was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 Members have included Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, Gerry Beckley, Michael Woods.
4 1970s folk-rock band.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nice Guys 2016 performer: "A HORSE WITH NO NAME"
Miss Stevens 2016 performer: "Sister Golden Hair"
Sunshine Superman 2014 Documentary performer: "Lonely People"
American Hustle 2013 performer: "A Horse with No Name"
Divorce 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Girl Most Likely 2012 performer: "Tin Man"
Sunset Strip 2012 Documentary performer: "A Horse With No Name" written by nm0120520
Parks and Recreation 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Breaking Bad 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Men of a Certain Age 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll 2009 performer: "Horse with No Name"
Bottle Shock 2008 performer: "I Need You"
Music and Lyrics 2007 performer: "Work To Do"
Late Show with David Letterman 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Within 2007 performer: "Tin Man"
We Are Marshall 2006 performer: "Ventura Highway"
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2005-2006 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Today's Country Music 2006 Video performer: "Sister Golden Hair"
América 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Veronica Mars 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: "A Horse With No Name"
Radio 2003 performer: "Sister Golden Hair"
Bara no jujika 2002 TV Mini-Series performer: "A Horse with No Name"
The Trip 2002 performer: "Horse with No Name"
Local Boys 2002 performer: "Riverside"
Cherish 2002 performer: "Sister Golden Hair"
The Sopranos 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friends 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hideous Kinky 1998 performer: "A Horse With No Name"
The Devil's Daughter 1991 performer: "A Horse With No Name"
Air America 1990 performer: "Horse With No Name"
The Lonely Guy 1984 performer: "Love Comes Without Warning"
The Last Unicorn 1982 performer: "The Last Unicorn", "Man's Road", "In The Sea" uncredited
California Dreaming 1979 performer: "California Dreaming"
Jim, the World's Greatest 1976 performer: "Story of a Teenager", "It's Life"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Unicorn 1982 band accompaniment - uncredited / chorus - uncredited / musician - uncredited / song performer / vocal accompaniment - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Unicorn 1982 The Balladeers / Chorus (voice, uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New American Bandstand 1965 1982 TV Series Themselves
SCTV Network 1982 TV Series Themselves
The Mike Douglas Show 1980 TV Series Themselves - Pop Vocalists
Bob Hope on Campus 1975 TV Special
The Smothers Brothers Show 1975 TV Series Themselves
In Concert 1974 TV Series Themselves
In Concert 1973 TV Series Themselves
The Dave Cash Radio Show 1972 TV Series Themselves
The Old Grey Whistle Test 1971 TV Series Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 2007 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
America in Concert: Live at the Sydney Opera House 2004 Video Themselves
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1989 TV Series Themselves
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today's Country Music 2006 Video Themselves
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording On February 6, 2012. At 6752 Hollywood Blvd.


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