Dan Peek

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Daniel Milton Peek
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Dan Peek in 1972
Background information
Born(1950-11-01)November 1, 1950
Panama City, Florida
DiedJuly 24, 2011(2011-07-24) (aged 60)
Farmington, Missouri
GenresFolk rock, soft rock, country rock, contemporary Christian
InstrumentsVocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, harmonica
LabelsWarner Bros. (as part of America), Lamb & Lion
Associated actsAmerica

Daniel Milton "Dan" Peek (November 1, 1950 – July 24, 2011) was an American musician. Born in Panama City, Florida, Peek moved to England in 1963.[1] While attending London Central High School, Peek met Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley. They formed the band America, who had eight songs reach the Mainstream Top 40 between 1971 and 1975.[2] Peek left the band in 1977 to work in Contemporary Christian music. He died on July 24, 2011 in Farmington, Missouri.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fox, Margalit (July 26, 2011). "Dan Peek, of the Rock Band America, Dies at 60". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  2. Graff, Gary (July 26, 2011). "Dan Peek, Co-Founder of America, Dead at 60". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  3. Lewis, Randy (July 27, 2011). "Dan Peek dies at 60; founding member of the band America". LA Times. Retrieved October 22, 2011.