America is an American folk rock band formed in London in 1970.
The three members were barely out of their teens when they became a musical sensation in 1972,
scoring No. 1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist.
Daze in London
Folk rock, soft rock, country rock
They chose the name because they did not want anyone to think they were
British musicians trying to sound American.
(All three were sons of American fathers and British mothers)
I'm a believer in the power of music as a healer, as a unifier, as a tonic, as a panacea. There's still a romantic part of me deep inside that would love to see and here the three of us get back together at least once and make music.
You know I've not been through a divorce but it has to be tremendously painful. In my marriage we have survived some tremendous storms.
Yeah and the Vietnam thing and all that stuff was going on. We were kids and could have been drafted and it came close. We could have fought and could have died and now it's dejavu all over again in some ways. (laughing) It amazes me sometimes as to how long this ride has been. I'm forever grateful that people remember America and championed the band and people like yourself who have supported us forever. So God bless you and thank you sir.
You know it's really been few and far between the last few years and of course they are very busy touring and they have their own complex lives I'm sure. (laughing) My life gets more complicated on a daily basis. I know for a fact we think about each other a lot.