I cannot remember a time before I knew the band America. I grew up listening to these guys. Dad had the History: America’s Greatest Hits album, and I’d listen to it frequently while staring at the cover art.
Wikipedia tells me the cover art was drawn by Phil Hartman, one of my favorite comic actors. Hartman would become famous on Saturday Night Live, News Radio, and The Simpsons (“Hi, I’m Troy McClure.”) before being murdered by his wife. I didn’t know that until just now. Small world.