Citizenship : United States
By the end of 1970, the boys sat in a London studio to record their debut album, which is engaged in producing and Ian Dexter Semvell. At the end of 1971, was born the single "A Horse With No Name", a song very reminiscent of Neil Young acoustic numbers ,in January next year, took third place in the British charts.
"America" - one of the folk -rock project early `70s that produced the light hit several veshchichek, visited a dozen hot, such as "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair". Vocalist and guitarist Divey Bunnell, Dan Rush and Gerry Beckley met in the late `60s ,learning in higher education. All three of them were sons of officers of the US Air Force who served in England. After school, they fouled her first folk -rock project "Daze", which included another man, whose name history has not preserved. Soon the quartet was reduced to a trio, and the sign was changed to "America".Newly formed team signed a contract with promoter Jeff Dexter. This type of added a team warm up well-known artists, and then signed him to "Warner Bros. Records".
By the end of 1970, the boys sat in a London studio to record their debut album, which is engaged in producing and Ian Dexter Semvell. At the end of 1971-of the light appeared the single "A Horse With No Name", a song very reminiscent of Neil Young acoustic numbers, in January next year, took third place in the British charts.
album "America" was released followed him, made roughly in the same vein and also enjoy a good position (14th place) . After the success in England, the band went to conquer North America, starting with a tour in support of "Everly Brothers". In the spring in the United States was re-released "A Horse With No Name", soon there the who settled on the top of the charts, having thrown off from there "Heart of Gold" Neil Young. Scoring another single, "I Need You", in the top ten ,"America" is stuck for the creation of the second full length. While preparing to record the single "Ventura Highway" was also in the top 10. At the end of 1972 the group received " Grammy " in the category "Best New Artist". "Homecoming", which was released in January 1973 in England took only 21th place, but in America he was again in the top ten. Sound team has not changed, however, became a little more polished.
From this point of hits was much smaller and "America" composition is now present only in the top 40. The album "Hat Tric
", Released at the end of 1973, barely taxied 28 th place US charts.Group in search of the lost success decided to change the producer, and this has brought tangible results. Recorded with George Martin "Holiday" returned the group to the top of the charts. A series of hit singles and compilation "History / America`s Greatest Hits" was rasproda sold over four million copies. Although the record 1976 "Hideaway" (11th place) and received the " Gold ", the team gradually began to lose its audience. After the release of "Harbor" left the band, Dan Peek, who has decided to engage in Christian music. The remaining duo recorded his last album with Martin, "Silent Letter", but this release was not much success. Only in 1982-th position was corrected with the help of several injections into the folk-rock pripopsovannyh synthesizers.
The end of the 80`s and early 90`s "America" held mostly on tour. Also the musicians have time to be engaged in solo projects. The last large studio work " Americans " was the album 1998 "Human Nature".