LISTEN: Dewey Bunnell chats to Robert Taylor ahead of America's upcoming Kiwi tour

interview 13/11/2019

Earlier today, Harry Lyon was announced as the special guest to America's three NZ shows as part of their 50th-anniversary tour.

Robert Taylor had the chance to catch up with singer and guitarist, Dewey Bunnell of America. 

Listen to the full interview above with Robert Taylor on The Sound Drive and use the timestamp below as a guide.


0011 Tell me about your name, Dewey... Where did it come from?
0051 Congratulations on your 50 years!
0109 Do you remember your very first gig?
0204 You were born in England but your band name is America, can you tell us about the origins of the band name?
0317 Did you ever face any copyrights problem?
0430 America came through with the 'soft rock' vibes, which wasn't really being done, apart from the Beach Boys. Tell us about that.
0538 Tell us about the 50th anniversary tour and the Australia/NZ leg that you're about to embark on.
0710 If the 'Horse Had No Name', what would the name of the horse be?
0758 Tell us about the inspiration behind 'Ventura Highway' and why you don't like hearing it on the radio.
1030 By the way you're speaking, things may have been very different if you didn't get your breakthrough in London, am I correct to assume that?
1205 What do you enjoy doing the most when you're here in New Zealand before the shows?