Steve Perry

Singer + Songwriter + Voice
Born Jan 22, 1949

Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey from 1977–1987 and 1995–1998. Perry had a successful solo career throughout the late 1980s and early '90s. Perry's voice has garnered acclaim from musical peers and music publications.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Perry.


1949 Birth Born on January 22, 1949.


1977 28 Years Old Perry brought a completely new pop sound to the band's music, despite grumblings from his new bandmates and fans of Journey's former progressive rock sound. He made his public debut on October 28, 1977 in San Francisco, and received a mixed reception. … Read More


1980 31 Years Old During his tenure with Journey, Perry sang backing vocals on several Sammy Hagar songs, including the 1980 tracks "The Iceman" (a nickname Hagar had for Scott Mathews) and "Run For Your Life," and duetting with Kenny Loggins on the 1982 #17 hit single "Don't Fight It." … Read More
1984 35 Years Old In 1984, following the release of Frontiers and the tour supporting this effort, Perry released his first solo album, entitled Street Talk, named after the original name of Perry's earlier band Alien Project. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old In 1985, Perry was one of 21 singers in the USA for Africa all-star benefit song "We Are the World." … Read More
1987 38 Years Old It was during this period also that Perry worked with the Irish folk-rock group Clannad on their 1987 album Sirius. … Read More


1994 45 Years Old In 1994 Perry released For the Love of Strange Medicine, his second solo effort. … Read More
The remaining members waited until 1998, nearly 17 months after Perry's injury, before making a decision on Journey's future. … Read More


2001 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Journey was the subject of an episode of VH1's Behind the Music in 2001, where Perry made the statement that he "never really felt like he was part of the band", to which former manager Herbie Herbert reacted saying "that's like the Pope saying he never really felt Catholic."
2005 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Perry appeared at a ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 21, 2005, after previously stating it was unlikely that he would ever stand with the band again. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old In late 2006, Perry's two solo projects, Street Talk and For the Love of Strange Medicine (both featuring previously unreleased material), and his Greatest Hits CD were remastered and re-released.


2009 60 Years Old Sony Legacy released Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Perry on January 13, 2009, a compilation of some of his best songs. … Read More
2010 61 Years Old 1 More Event
An avid fan of the San Francisco Giants, Perry was spotlighted during their 2010 World Championship run. … Read More
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