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Posted on: 12/10/2016 07:56 AM

Have just finished reading Don Felder's 'Heaven and Hell'.

I think it's time for Dewey and Gerry to get their heads together and write 'The Definitive History of America' with lots of juicy bits.

The Christmas break is a good time to get writing words rather than songs :)
Derrick X
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Re: Biography
Posted on: 12/15/2016 04:03 AM

A good honest biography would be very welcome. An autobiography by Gerry and Dewey will never happen, because they are too polite to tell the full stories behind the departures from the band of it's various members, and in particular, Dan Peek and Willie Leacox.
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From: Tokyo, Japan

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Posted on: 12/15/2016 04:22 AM

Indeed, it would be welcome, yes, but honestly I would prefer a new album of all original material, with more contributions from Mr. Bunnell. A Pipe Dream, perhaps, but it is fun imagining what new songs they could produce . . .
And someone told me too that it's true when you call aloud - It's only destiny or is it mystery (?)
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From: San Diego, California

Posted on: 01/06/2017 12:14 AM

I must start by mentioning that (as hardcore America fans, like me, know) co-founder Dan Peek's book, "An American Band" is available in softback on Some America fans, and possibly Gerry and Dewey, might cringe a bit at some of Dan's candor. But in the book Dan is often self-deprecating, and just as often complimentary toward Gerry and Dewey.

The biggest takeaways from the book for me are that America was blessed to have three such outstanding songwriters / vocalists / instrumentalists, and we fans are blessed to have their magical music.

As for Gerry and Dewey writing a book...

Gerry and Dewey, please write either your separate individual stories, or co-write a story.

I (and I'm sure fans around the world) would love to know more about your younger years, when you grew up in varied places as children of American Air Force men; your earliest musical development and experiences; your years in high school in England; your experience building and sustaining superstar careers; your experience of Dan Peek; your recent decades as hardworking road warriors; and your personal stories.

Being a musician, I implore you to throw in a little bit about the instruments you play and your experiences recording music.

Gerry and Dan, no doubt you're both extremely busy, and at this point probably a bit tired. Or exhausted. We fans would understand if it does not happen.

However, there is nothing to lose and everything to gain by asking.

Please do it for us, your fans.

In any case, you live forever through your music! Thank you for every single note!
Al Mora
I rode my horse away
From London to LA
But you stayed in my heart

Edited by almora on 01/06/2017 12:15 AM
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