Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - America

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In 1970 three young musicians, who’s fathers were stationed with the military in London met and formed a band they called America in homage to their homeland. The trio, Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley found success with their soft rock sound.

They hit the charts in Europe and then in the U.S. with songs like “A Horse with No Name”, "Ventura Highway", and “I Need You”.

Success was not immediate, until in 1974 they teamed up with producer George Martin to produce their second album, Holiday. George Martin suggested that they emphasize their acoustic talents, and the rest is history. That album contained several more hit singles like “Tin Man”, and “Lonely People”. America had arrived.

Today’s song Sister Golden Hair was released as a single in 1975 and their second single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, remaining in the top position for one week.

In 1975 the album History: America’s Greatest Hits, was released. The album was a compilation of the bands hit singles and was certified multiplatinum in the United States and Australia. After few years absence they returned to the charts in 1982 with their hit single “You Can Do Magic”.

America won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1973. They were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Here is one of my favorite songs from the band America, Sister Golden Hair.


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Joseph Domino

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Comments (9)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - another blast from the past as you focus your spotlight on America.  I didn't recall the history of the group so thanks for including that as well.  

Jun 15, 2021 06:06 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

America came to Branson a few years ago. Of course they are older, but the SOUND is still there! It was really great to see and hear them live. 

Jun 15, 2021 06:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Joseph,

I remembered this song as I started listening to it.  It is a fun way to start the morning. A

Jun 15, 2021 06:15 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joe - thanks for bringing up the memories.  I do remember some of the songs.

Jun 15, 2021 06:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh my gosh, Joe... I hadn't thought of those songs in a long time... but I remember them all. And a Horse With No Name was a favorite of mine.

Jun 15, 2021 07:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph, shocks going to be out of the office most the day so will have to put it on tomorrow list.


Jun 15, 2021 09:43 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I've got another group that I'd almost forgotten about. Thank you. 

Jun 15, 2021 07:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It's been awhile since I heard that tune, Joseph.  It brings back a lot of memories.

Jun 16, 2021 01:25 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks for sharing a great set of songs with us!  I will listen while I am driving to my first showing today! 

Jun 20, 2021 06:16 AM