Effective period / Period of releases: 1971 - 2019
Members: Tom Walsh, Gerry Beckley, Bryan Garofalo, David Dickey, Dan Peek, Dewey Bunnell, Jimmy Calire, Willie Leacox, Rich Campbell, Brad Palmer (2), Michael Woods (4)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), Michael Woods (4) (guitar/vocals) and Rich Campbell (bass/vocals).
Peek & Beckley have both released solo material.