Thursday, July 28, 2011

Musician Dan Peek dies in Farmington

One of the founding members of the 1970’s group America has died.

Dan Peek passed away this Sunday morning at his home in Farmington. He was 60 years old.

Peek rose to stardom as one of the vocalists and multi-instrumentalists in the band America, which scored big hits with songs like “Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair” and “Ventura Highway.” Peek left the group in 1977 and moved to Farmington, where he had briefly lived during his childhood. There, he embarked on a career in the growing contemporary Christian music scene.

Peek’s funeral will be Monday at the Farmington Presbyterian Church.


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