America: the jpoc reviews
Founded in England by the teenage sons of three US airmen based north of London, America released their first self titled album with little effect until they then released a single, "A Horse With No Name" which became a hit and brought the band and the album, which didn't originally include the single, to the attention of the world.
They were widely criticised for cashing in on the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young style as they did sound a little similar and the aforementioned supergroup had just split. It is probably more true to say that it was their record company who were doing this as they chose to sign and promote the band.
They kept their original line up until 1977 when Dan Peek quit the band. The remaining members, Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley continued as a duo actively touring and recording into the twenty first century.
They have an official homepage here.