America is a light rock
band, most popular in the early and mid 1970s
and now best known for their #1 hits "A Horse With No Name
" and "Sister Golden Hair
." Comprised of Gerry Beckley (September 12, 1952 - ), Dewey Bunnell (January 19,1952 - ), and Dan Peek (November 1, 1950 - July 24, 2011), they were seldom a favorite with critics, but were exceptionally successful commercially selling both singles and albums. Despite the presence of other heavyweight acts like James Taylor
and Rod Stewart
on their roster, America was Warner Brothers Records' biggest selling act of the 1970s.