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The America member …

Gerry Beckley is a founding member of the rock band America. Born in Fort Worth, Texas on September 12, 1952 to an American father and an English mother. He began playing the piano at age 3 and the guitar a few years later. By 1962 he was playing guitar in The Vanguards an instrumental surf music band in Virginia. He spent every summer in England and soon discovered British invasion music.

In 1967 Beckley’s father became the commander at the U.S. Air Force Base at West Ruislip, near London. Gerry attended Central High School in Hartfordshire where he played in various school bands and met his soon to be band members, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek.

Gerry has continued success with the rock band America as well as his solo releases Van Go Gan , Go Man Go (a re-mix of Van Go Gan) and the latest release Horizontal Fall.

Gerry has worked with a wide variety of musicians on many projects. One of the most notable is the recording Like a Brother done with Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys and Robert Lamm of Chicago. Beckley-Lamm-Wilson released Like a Brother in 2001.

Words and picture from the official website.

Discography

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Blue Elan Records 2016

Tracks: Tokyo, Nature´s Way, Minutes Count, Don´t Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Lifeline, Widows Weeds, No Way I´m Gonna Lose You, Once A Distant Heart, To Each And Everyone, Fly, Serious & Carousel.

Musicians on the Carousel album: Gerry Beckley, Matt Beckley, Jeffrey Foskett, Jeff Larson, Nick Lane, Larry Klimas, Charles Adelphia, Jeffrey Parish, Ryland Steen & Dave Raven.

Unfortunate Casino

Human Nature Records 2011

Tracks: Always, Unfortunate Casino, Feelings Flow, Remembering, Dark River, Feel, Hello, Cup Of Rain, Simpson Sky & Fortune Fells.

Musicians on the Unfortunate Casino album: Gerry Beckley and others.

Happy Hour

Human Nature Records 2008

Tracks: Sunrise Sunset (Coming Home Remix), Emma, Watching The Time, Kiss Of Life, Crying, So Long Miami, Hang Your Head High, Van Go Gan, I´ll Be Gone, Vagabond, Only A Kid At Heart, Playing God, Goodbye Highway ´09 (The New Sporty Remix), Sheltering Sky, Smile (Happy Hour Mix), Submarine Ladies (Live), Til The Sun Comes Up Again (Live) & Monster (Live).

Musicians on the Happy Hour album: Gerry Beckley and others.

Horizontal Fall

Human Nature Records 2006

Tracks: 3am, Crying, Here & Now, Saturday Sky, Lazarus, Warm Gone Gray, I´ll Be Gone, Fireman, With My Always, Keeping The Light On, The Farmer Is A Man, Love & Leaving, Arms, 3am Reprise & Somewhere Somehow.

Musicians on the Horizontal Fall album: Gerry Beckley and others.

Go Man Go

Human Nature Records 2000

Tracks: Van Go Gan, Goodbye Highway, I Need You, House Of Cards, Van Go Gan, What Happened?, Now Sue, Location Location Location, Sunrise Sunset, Gliss, Kiss Of Life, Hard To Sleep, Van Go Gan & Daisy and Di.

Musicians on the Go Man Go album: Gerry Beckley, Fritz Lewak, Hank Linderman, Matt Beckley, Jeff Foskett, Dewey Bunnell, Mark Isham, Jason Scheff, Willie Leacox, Joe Beckley, Phil Hartman, Timothy B. Schmit, Richie Cannata, Robert Lamm, Carl Wilson and others.

Van Go Gan

Dyna Records 1996

Tracks: Emma, Van Go Gan, House Of Cards, Sunrise Sunset, Goodbye Highway, One Day´s Duning, Only A Kid At Heart, Playing God, International, What Happened, I Need You, Now Sue, Kiss Of Life & Hard To Sleep.

Musicians on the Van Go Gan album: Gerry Beckley, Fritz Lewak, Hank Linderman, Matt Beckley, Jeff Foskett, Dewey Bunnell, Mark Isham, Jason Scheff, Willie Leacox, Joe Beckley, Phil Hartman, Timothy B. Schmit, Richie Cannata, Robert Lamm, Carl Wilson and others.

Van Go Gan

Human Nature Records 1995

Tracks: Emma, Van Go Gan, House Of Cards, Sunrise Sunset, Goodbye Highway, One Day´s Duning, Only A Kid At Heart, Playing God, International, What Happened, I Need You, Now Sue, Kiss Of Life, Hard To Sleep, Till The Sun Comes Up Again, Now Sue (Vocals Only), Kiss Of Life (Acoustic Version) & Brothers And Sisters (Phil Hartman Televangelist).

Musicians on the Van Go Gan album: Gerry Beckley, Fritz Lewak, Hank Linderman, Matt Beckley, Jeff Foskett, Dewey Bunnell, Mark Isham, Jason Scheff, Willie Leacox, Joe Beckley, Phil Hartman, Timothy B. Schmit, Richie Cannata, Robert Lamm, Carl Wilson and others.

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