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Old 07-27-2011, 01:29 PM
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Dan Peek of Band America Dead

Dan Peek of America Dead at 60
Co-founder of folk rock band who recorded 'Horse with No Name'

By Matthew Perpetua
July 27, 2011 8:35 AM ET
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Dan Peek, co-founder of the folk rock band America, has died at the age of 60. According to his wife, Peek died in his sleep at their home in Farmington, Missouri. The specific cause of death is not yet known.

Peek, a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, formed America in the late Sixties with along with Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, who he had met at a high school in London, where their fathers were stationed with the United States Air Force. The band's first album, America, yielded the Number One hit "A Horse with No Name," which led to a Grammy for best new act later that year.


Peek became a born-again Christian in 1977 and renounced drugs and alcohol, which led to him leaving America the same year. In 1979, he began a career in Christian pop with his first solo album All Things Are Possible, which was recorded for Pat Boone's Lamb and Lion Records. In recent years, Peek went into semi-retirement while remaining active as a songwriter.



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Re: Dan Peek of Band America Dead

A bit young to die suddenly.
Wonder what the autopsy comes up with.
Great song btw.

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Re: Dan Peek of Band America Dead

Tragic Loved that song

Thanks for posting candymosh, it's great when folk identify and love the lesser-known artists & songs.

I've just posted this in WC Will leave it to get some reaction then merge here and all the posts will contribute to both our threads

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Re: Dan Peek of Band America Dead

yeah.....I listened to that song growing up....dude had a really calming voice.

Hopefully it will get some hits in the cooler. Lord knows half of them folks don't come into the news section

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