It was Inside the Actors Studio meets MTV Unplugged for the AMERICA concert on Nov. 4 in the Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. To mark their 40
year in the music business, singer/songwriters Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley were interviewed onstage by Grammy Museum Director Bob Santelli.
After sharing insights on their colossal career, they took questions from the audience, and then picked up their guitars for “Tin Man,” “You Can Do Magic,” “I Need You,” “Ventura Highway,” “This Is for All the Lonely People,” “Sandman,” “Daisy Jane,” and “Horse With No Name.”
Though the full house gave them a resounding standing ovation as they walked off the stage, the duo could not be coaxed back for an encore.
The program was videotaped as part of the Grammy Museum’s Signature Series, which is typically presented in its Clive Davis Auditorium in Los Angeles. It was held at MCASD in connection with the current Southern California exhibit “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.” AMERICA was a big part of the California Sound that came out of L.A. during the 1970s and '80s.