Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dewey Bunnell was born on January 19, 1952 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. His father was an American serviceman stationed in England. Bunnell met fellow musicians Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek in high school. The trio formed the folk-rock group America in 1969. The band released their first album in 1971 and have recorded over twenty albums to date. Dewey wrote the hit songs "A Horse With No Name", "Ventura Highway" and "Tin Man" for the group. Bunnell continues to be a member of America along with fellow original founding member Gerry Beckley.IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders
His favorite songs are "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones, "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf, "All Along The Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix, "Life In The Fast Lane" by The Eagles and "The Boxer" by Simon & Garfunkel. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
I wanted to capture the imagery of the desert, because I was sitting in this room in England, and it was rainy. The rain was starting to get to us, and I wanted to capture the desert and the heat and the dryness. I had spent a good deal of time poking around in the high desert with my brother when we lived at Vandenberg Air Force Base [in California]. And we'd drive through Arizona and New Mexico. I loved the cactus and the heat. I was trying to capture the sights and sounds of the desert, and there was an environmental message at the end. But it's grown to mean more for me. I see now that this anonymous horse was a vehicle to get me away from all the confusion and chaos of life to a peaceful, quiet place." Explaining the origin of the song "A Horse With No Name.
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