About this star

  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 06 Feb 2012
  • Address:
    6786 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 455th
    Monthly Average: 557th
  • Notes: Selected for 2012


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Previous star: Al Jolson


America's Debut Album Cover (1971)

America is an American rock band that was formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley. The trio met as sons of US Air Force personnel stationed in London, where they began performing live. Achieving significant popularity in the 1970s, the trio was famous for its close vocal harmonies and light acoustic folk rock sound. The band released a string of hit albums and singles, many of which found airplay on pop/soft rock stations.

Fact file

  • Origin: London, England
  • Genres: Soft rockfolk rockpop rock
  • Years active: 1970–present
  • Labels: Warner Bros., Capitol, Burgundy
  • Website: venturahighway.com
  • Members: Dewey BunnellGerry Beckley
  • Past members: Dan Peek

Read more about America at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

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LA Times Entertainme, 2020-04-03 18:55:01
Previous pandemics — smallpox in the Americas, the plague in Europe — reshaped the ways artists worked. How artists are adapting to coronavirus.

Column: Home with Dudamel, Kehane, Mehta: Social distancing can't stop the sharing of music
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-04-03 18:23:03
Our critic virtually joins Zubin Mehta conducting "Nessun Dorma," Gustavo Dudamel chatting and Jeffrey Kehane delivering an eloquent "America the Beautiful."

Variety, 2020-04-03 18:00:17
AMC Networks announced Friday a new coronavirus initiative that includes a host of free programming from across its network portfolio. The “We’re With You” campaign will allow viewers to watch the first half of “The Walking Dead” Season 10 on the AMC website, and will also make several BBC America ...

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