America Getting Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
We were sent these details: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor America with the 2,459th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Grammy Award-winning duo is celebrating Grammy Week in big style. First off, they'll be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, February 6, just outside the Musician's Institute at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, in the company of the Walk of Fame stars of Al Jolson, Hal David, Rush, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey.
The next evening, Tuesday, February 7, the Best New Artist Grammy winners of 1972--known for iconic hits like "Ventura Highway," "Sister Golden Hair," "Horse With No Name" and "Tin Man," among many others--will perform downtown at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum, where they'll treat the crowd to classic hits and have a Q&A session with the intimate audience.
America is an American popular music group currently consisting of singer/songwriter/guitarist Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. They met--along with Dan Peek who left the group in 1977 and passed away last year (2011)--while high school students whose fathers were stationed at an Air Force base in England.
The group had instant success with their first, self-titled release, which hit #1 on the U.S. charts and went platinum on the strength of "Horse With No Name," their first #1 hit single. They won the "Best New Artist" Grammy in 1972 and began a relentless career as touring musicians.
Throughout their career, they released 16 studio albums, and had massive hits with the #1 song "Sister Golden Hair," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," "I Need You," "Don't Cross The River" and "You Can Do Magic." Beginning in 1974, America started working with longtime Beatles producer George Martin, for a total of six albums.