America has been a staple of soft rock radio for decades since they burst onto the scene in 1972 with the #1 hit “Horse With No Name”. The trio is all-American, but the group formed in England as they were all offspring of military personnel. “Horse With No Name” was the first of seven top ten hits for America, including another number one release, “Sister Golden Hair”; “Tin Man” and “Lonely People” were both top five songs. The album “Hideaway” was released in 1976 and featured the song I requested of Big Joe, “Today’s The Day”. It wasn’t as successful as some of their singles, but it did crack the Top 25, peaking at #23.

It’s a catchy tune, but Big Joe stiffed me again and didn’t play it.