Wednesday, July 27, 2011

America singer Dan Peek found dead at 60

Dan Peek, the influential co-founder of the folk-rock group America, has been found dead at his Missouri home, according to a statement on his official website.

Peek, 60, played guitar and sang in the band, which had a worldwide hit with its first single, A Horse with No Name, in 1972. Together with their self-titled album that year, they won the Grammy for best new artists.

There was no word on what caused the death of Peek, who split from the band in 1975, renouncing drugs and alcohol as he became a born-again Christian.

Former bandmate Dewey Bunnell paid tribute to Peek's contribution to the group. 'We created lasting music together and experienced a life we could never have imagined,' he said. 'This news brings great sadness.'

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