Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dan Peek, R. I. P.

R.I.P. Dan Peek Of America - Undercover.fm News: "Founding member of folk rock icons America, Dan Peek, has passed away.

Peek formed America with Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley in 1969, playing on the hits ‘Don't Cross The River’, ‘Lonely People’, ‘Woman Tonight’ and ‘Today's the Day’."

3 comments:

JD Rhoades said...

Denis Leary once did a bit about families who were suing heavy metal bands for their effects on the children...he said "Does that mean I can sue Dan Fogelberg for making me into a pussy in the mid '70s?"

I sort of felt the same way about America. Still, it was part of the soundtrack of my life, and I can still play the riff from "Ventura Highway" in my sleep. R.I.P.

Deb said...

Sorry to hear about this. The America album featuring "Horse With No Name" was one of my favorites back in the day.

On a related note, there sure have been a lot of celebrity obits over the last couple of days.

Bill Crider said...

The Reaper's working overtime, Deb.

Dusty, I sure wish I could play that riff.