America are an American rock and roll band, most popular in the early and mid 1970s and early 1980s and now best known for their #1 hits "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair." They are also known for the classic rock radio staple "Ventura Highway". Although they were seldom a favourite with critics, from a commercial standpoint, the band's singles and albums were exceptionally successful. Despite the presence of other heavyweight acts like James Taylor and Rod Stewart on their roster, Warner Brothers Records' biggest selling act of the 1970s was America. The band still maintains a strong following and performs over 100 shows per year.
Members include: *Gerry Beckley (born September 12, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas) 1970-present â€“ lead and backing vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass, harmonica *Dewey Bunnell (born January 19 1951 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England) 1970-present â€“ lead and backing vocals, guitars *Dan Peek (born November 1, 1950 in Panama City, Florida) 1970-1977 â€“ lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, harmonica