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    Steve Perry

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    Genre:Pop, Classical, Rock
    Rank:7636 history »
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1It Won't Be You lyrics
    2Anyway lyrics
    3For The Love of Strange Medicine lyrics
    4What Was lyrics
    5Go Away lyrics
    6Captured By The Moment lyrics
    7Melody lyrics
    8Running Alone lyrics
    9If Only for the Moment, Girl lyrics
    USA For Africa feat. Steve Perry
    Missing You lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1She Caught Me [2002]
    Who's Stealin My Love [1994]
    3Greatest Hits + Five Unreleased [1998]
    4Come Back Love [1994]
    5I Need U [2003]
    6For The Love Of Strange Medicine [1994]
    Playlist: The Very Best Of Steve Perry [1994]
    8Street Talk [1984]


    Steve Perry was born January 22, 1949 in Hanford, CA to Portuguese parents. He grew up interested in music, his father being a vocalist. Perry fronted the band Alien Project in his twenties, but nearly gave up music when the bassist of that band was killed in a car accident. At the urging of his mother, he answered a call from Herbie Herbert, manager of the struggling San Francisco band Journey.

    Perry replaced then-frontman Robert Fleischman in Journey, and brought a completely new pop sound to the band, despite protests from his bandmates and fans of Journey's former prog-rock sound. He sang lead vocals on eight of Journey's albums: Infinity, Evolution, Departure, Captured, Escape (which went to #1 on the Billboard charts), Frontiers, Raised on Radio, and Trial By Fire.

    Perry released his first solo album, Street Talk, in 1984, between the releases of Journey's Frontiers and Raised on Radio. The record spawned hits with "Oh, Sherrie" and "Foolish Heart".

    Journey disbanded in 1987 during the Raised on Radio tour, and Perry then went into seclusion to care for his sick mother. Seven years later, he released For the Love Of Strange Medicine as his sophomore solo effort. The world tour was cut short, however, and Perry again disappeared until Journey reunited in 1996 for Trial By Fire.

    Before the Trial By Fire tour, Perry suffered a hip injury in Hawaii and was unable to stay with the band. Given an ultimatum by impatient members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, Perry opted to leave Journey forever.

    Since then, news has been rare of the elusive singer. He underwent a successful hip surgery in 1998 to correct the problem he had obtained two years before. In 2003, Perry worked as a musical consultant on the film Monster, starring Charlize Theron.

    Most recently, Perry shocked fans by appearing at Journey's star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1/21/05), after previously stating it was unlikely that he would ever stand with the band again.

    He continues to give annual messages on his birthday at http://fanasylum.com and answered fan questions there after the Hollywood ceremony.

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