Dewey Bunnell was born on January 19, 1952, in Los Angeles, California, to British parents. His father was a professional musician and his mother was a homemaker. Bunnell has two older sisters. He was educated at San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge) and the University of Southern California.
Bunnell began his musical career as a member of the folk rock band America. The group formed in 1970 and released their self-titled debut album the following year. America achieved great success with their second album, “History: America’s Greatest Hits”, which was released in 1975. The album included the hits “Sister Golden Hair” and “A Horse With No Name”.
Bunnell continued to record and tour with America throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The group released a number of successful albums, including “Ventura Highway” (1972), “Hat Trick” (1974), and “View from the Ground” (1982). America also had a number of hit singles, including “You Can Do Magic” (1982) and “The Last Unicorn” (1982).
In the 1990s, Bunnell began to focus on his solo career. He released his debut solo album, “Stories of Life”, in 1996. The album was followed by “Half the Fun” (1998) and “Postcards from Paradise” (2001). Bunnell has also released a number of live albums and compilations.
Bunnell continues to record and perform both as a solo artist and with America. He has been inducted into the Guitar Center Rock Walk and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Bunnell has been married twice. His first marriage, to Marilyn McCoo, ended in divorce. He has two children from his second marriage, to Tracy Bunnell.
Dewey Bunnell has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful career as a musician.
Date Of Birth
January 19, 1952
Singer, Songwriter, A Horse with No Name, Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway
London Central Elementary High School
Penny Bunnell, Vivien Bunnell, A Horse with No Name, Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway
I wanted to capture the imagery of the desert, because I was sitting in this room in England, and it was rainy. The rain was starting to get to us, and I wanted to capture the desert and the heat and the dryness. I had spent a good deal of time poking around in the high desert with my brother when we lived at Vandenberg Air Force Base [in California]. And we'd drive through Arizona and New Mexico. I loved the cactus and the heat. I was trying to capture the sights and sounds of the desert, and there was an environmental message at the end. But it's grown to mean more for me. I see now that this anonymous horse was a vehicle to get me away from all the confusion and chaos of life to a peaceful, quiet place." Explaining the origin of the song "A Horse With No Name.
Co-host, with Gerry Beckley and Suzanne Sena, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Singers & Songwriters" (aka "Your Songs") music collection.