By Emily Ratliff
- The original members of Journey came together in San Francisco in 1973 under the advisement of former Santana band manager Herbie Herbert.
- The original band members were alumni from Santana: Neal Schon on lead guitar and Gregg Rolie on keyboards/ lead vocals and Frumious Bandersnatch alumni: Ross Valory on bass and rhythm guitarist George Tickner. Prarie Prince of the Tubes played the drums.
- In 1977, Robert Fleischmann was both hired and fired as the lead vocalist.
- In late 1977, Steve Perry was made the new official lead vocalist of Journey.
Rise to Fame
- Journey's success as a band came soon after Steve Perry joined it.
- Their fourth album Infinity reached #21 on the album charts which landed the band their first RIAA-Certified Platinum Album.
- With this success, they released singles "Lights" and "Wheel in the Sky" which led to the creation of more successful singles and whole albums
- The height of their popularity was in 1981 when their album Escape was released
- Journey was nominated for three main awards during the the height of their career: Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance ("When You Love A Woman"), World Music Award for World's Best Album (Greatest Hits) and American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Escape).
After the Rise
- In 1998 Steve Perry was replaced by Steve Augeri,
- Who was replaced by Jeff Scott Soto,
- Who was replaced by Arnel Pineda, who still leads the band today.
"Wheel in the Sky"
"Any Way You Want It"
- Artists of this genre perform in large arena venues, particularly sports venues for concerts or tours.
- Arena rock bands stem from the hard rock, heavy metal and progressive rock genres
- Songs have a more commercially oriented and radio-friendly sound
- Characterized by highly-produced music that includes both hard rock numbers and power ballads
H-piano, electric guitar, drum set, keyboard, bass
M- main vocals
R- slow, in 4
G-intro-verse 1-chorus- verse 2- chorus-bridge-outro
"Robert Fleischmann interview at the Journey Zone" Journey-zone.com. August 14, 2009. Retrieved September 10, 2010.