Friday, January 31, 2014

Journey Weekly Posts on Wheel In The Sky blog

The WHEEL IN THE SKY blog has been seen in at least 20 Countries and growing.

By far most of our followers are in the United States.

It's about time I posted about our regular weekly posts on Wheel In The Sky:
There are three regular weekly posts and that are as follows;

Monday Mornings at 9:00 AM Pacific Time is the weekly Video Blog.
You'll see me talk about a different Journey Album or promotional item or whatever. Also there will be videos of places of Journey interest.

Tuesday Mornings at 10:00 AM Pacific Time is the weekly Journey Force Post.
I'll be posting Journey Fan Club Newsletters and merchandise and things related to the Journey Fan Club called "The Journey Force".

Every Saturday Night at 8:00 PM Pacific Time is the Saturday Night Special.
This is dedicated to Journey Live. I'll be posting ticket stubs, posters, live videos and anything else related to Journey performing live.

Thank you for helping WHEEL IN THE SKY.

As a seed is planted so the tree shall grow...

Journey's 40th Anniversary

Journey was formed in February, 1973 and officially named "Journey" in June, 1973.
This would make Journey 40th Anniversary last year and it's too late now.
Journey's first album was released on April 1, 1975, so the 40th anniversary of that is next year.

I'm not sure when Journey officially would call the 40th anniversary, but I say we get to celebrate it until next April!

Here are a couple stickers I have from the 30th Anniversary 10 years ago...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Are you hot enough for a Journey Escape Video Game T-Shirt?

Back in 1982 when the Journey Escape Atari 2600 Game by Data Age came out there was a 50% promotion on the "Journey Escape Video Game T-Shirt" if you bought the game cartridge.

This is the order form for the T-Shirt...

Set of two MusiCards of Journey 1991

In 1991 ProSet made two Journey Trading Cards.

They were available through the Journey Force and other places.

Here is each card, Numbered 316 and 317, front and back...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter March 1983

The Frontiers World Tour has started!

The US tour begins in Seattle on March 26, 1983.

Neal Schon and Jan Hammer news too...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rare Captured Lithograph from 1981

Here's a video showing my "Captured" Lithograph. Only 500 of these were made and this one is #24...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Steve Perry of Journey

Stephen Ray Perry was born on January 22, 1949 at 6:05 in the evening.

He grew up in Lemore, California where he attended and graduated from Lemore High School.

He worked on his stepfather's turkey ranch as a carpenter and at 18 he left for Los Angeles to fulfill his dream of being a singer.

Happy Birthday Steve

Steve's father, Marv, joins Herbie Herbert for a birthday toast in 1986.

Steve shows off his birthday gift from his father, a talking "Teddy Ruxpin" bear in 1986.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter February 1983

There's not a whole lot to this edition of the newsletter while the band prepares for another world tour and album release.

The first seven tour dates on on the "Frontiers" tour are announced and something about Steve Perry getting married...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Departure Promotional Mobile

Here's a video showing a Journey Departure promotional mobile that hung in record stores back in 1980.

This is a heavy, sturdy cardboard hanging Mobile and Stand-Up for in-store display...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Journey's "Oh, Holy Night" instrumental song from 1984

To kick off the first song I'm placing on the new "Rare" page. This page will feature unreleased or rare versions of songs by Journey or Steve Perry.

The first song is an instrumental that was given out to Journey Fan Club members who came in second prize in a contest back in December 1984.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Journey at the Greek Theatre

It was a great night. This was the first time I would see Journey in 17 years.
This time I'd be taking my wife, so at least I had a date this time.

As usual I arrived early, I had my ice chest full of beer, so I was set. When it was time we walked to the gate and on the way to our seats, I noticed that something was different than I remember from the concerts in the 80's and that there were Police and Security everywhere. I bought the usual shirt and things, but there wasn't a program to be had.

With a handful of beer, we waited for the show to begin and it started with John Waite (The Baby's). By the time Peter Frampton was done, I was ready for Journey to take the stage!

As soon as the lights went out and the music began, that familiar waft that I remember so fondly from Journey concerts of the past filled the air. Now it felt like a concert at last!

What a fabulous night under the stars it was. As usual, Journey put on a phenomenal show. The new singer, Steve Augeri, did an excellent job although he just stood there. An hour and a half flew by and suddenly the show was over...

Columbia Records Digest February 1983

Here's a cool 108 page booklet listing all upcoming Columbia Records releases.

The cover shows the album with the most promise, Journey Frontiers...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Frontiers Era Biography

Here's a great biography of the band written in 1983 by Columbia Records.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Escape Press Release to record stores

An old press release given to record stores to advertise the album "Escape".

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Journey Escape Game 1982 play through

Here's a fun video ride through the Journey Escape Home Video Game from 1982 for the Atari 2600.

Take a five minute journey through all the screen, each band member makes his way through the game...

The Characters from the game.

Journey Force Newsletter January 1, 1983

The big news in this edition is the names of the new album "Frontiers" is announced...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Steve Smith Journeying to Jazz

A great article about drummer, Steve Smith by Robin Tolleson from October, 1983.

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Steve Smith, his background, his influences, his discography and equipment.

This was written in 1983, spit's an in-depth look at his early career...

The History of Journey Map

Here's a great simple map of the history of Journey. With this map you can easily find out what other bands Journey members came from and where they went after Journey.

This map comes inside the Japanese version of "Revelation".

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Journey Live In Dallas, April 11, 1980

Four excellent photos of Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory and Steve Smith performing live.

This fantastic Journey concert was at the Dallas Convention Center on April 11, 1980.

Neal Schon, Steve Perry
Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie
Steve Smith, Ross Valory, Steve Perry
Neal Schon

Friday, January 10, 2014

Evolution Promotional Mobile

Here's a video showing a Journey Evolution promotional mobile that hung in record stores back in 1979.

Below the video are the actual instructions that came with the mobile.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Journey Folding Sunglasses

My old pair of Journey Folding Sunglasses. The sunglasses fold up to the size of one lens and about 1 inch wide. They fit inside the faux leather case.

The glasses were designed after the popular folding sunglasses made by Porsche Carrera at the time.

These were available from the Journey Fan Club in 1982 and 1983.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Journey Arcade Game from Bally Midway 1983

Here's a great video ride through the Journey Arcade Game from 1983.

It begins as your coins are accepted, then come the instructions and makers of the game. Each band member has their own unique game, once each one is completed we are awarded a Journey concert.

Take a five minute journey through all the screens and different games looking through Elmo's head as you would if standing in front of the console at the arcade...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter December, 1982

Here's the Journey Force Newsletter from December 1, 1982.

This one talks about the Journey Escape Video Game and answers some questions from the fans...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Infinity Promotional Mobile

Here's a video showing a Journey Infinity promotional mobile that hung in record stores back in 1978.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

"Don't Stop Believin'" Live in Japan, 1981

This is an awesome performance from 1981 of the hit "Don't Stop Believin'".

This was early in the songs career before it hit the big time. This was the pre-Escape tour.

A flawless performance by Steve Perry and the rest of the band...

Journey Budweiser Commercial

Journey made some Budweiser Commercials for radio in 1978-1979.

Here's a Budweiser radio commercial with concert footage...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Neal & Michaele Forever: Concert Wedding

The celebrity wedding event of the year, complete with amazing live music, takes place at the famed Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Neal Schon will wed Michaele Salahi live in front of their all-star guests. Current music lineup includes Journey, Tower of Power, and surprise special guests.

Click here for more information and to order the Pay Per View.