Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dan Peek Dies; Co-Founded Rock Band "America"

AMERICA
Dan Peek Is On Left
Dan Peek has died at age 60.  He co-founded the band "America," that played such hits as "Sister Golden Hair," "A Horse With No Name" and "Ventura Highway."

A news report said:
Peek, whose father was in the U.S. Air Force, had met the two other members of America — Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley — while attending high school in London. After signing a record contract, America was an almost instant sensation with songs featuring tight harmonies over catchy tunes. All told, America had three platinum and three gold albums, along with eight Top 40 hits, from 1971 through 1975.

"It was a joyous time for the three of us, full of excitement and laughter," Bunnell wrote on the band's website after learning of Peek's death. "We created lasting music together and experienced a life that we could never have imagined."
Read more:Anniston Star - Dan Peek founding member of band America dies

Lots of people start bands, and a few of those bands attain greatness.  RIP, Dan Peek.

Enjoy my favorite "America" tune in the video embedded below.




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