Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain

A Very Happy Birthday to

Neal Joseph Schon was born on February 27, 1954 in Midland City, Oklahoma.
Jonathan Leonard Cain was born on February 26, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Steve Smith Biography and second solo album "Orion" press release.

Here's a great Journey Force press release for Steve Smith's second solo album "Orion"...

It's a great 3 page biography and press release for Steve Smith. It's a great jazz album from 1984.
The album follows the album "Vital Information" released the year before in summer 1983.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Journey Time3 Box Set Promotional Items

In this video, I describe all three of my promotional items for the Time3 Box Set.

I also describe both releases of the box set and why it's shaped the way it is.

This is great box set with unreleased material from every era of the Journey.

So sit back and take a two minute ride through time...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Journey In Performance - Live in 1978 on DVD has a great find. It's a DVD called Journey In Performance.

It's a live telecast of Journey live at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois on March 3, 1978.

This DVD features a 10 song setlist at the Aragon Ballroom;

Feeling That Way
Winds Of March
Wheel In The Sky
Blues Jam #1
Sweet Little Angel
Blues Jam #2
On A Saturday Nite
She Makes Me (Feel Alright)

The DVD also includes;

Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
City Of The Angels
from 1979

Feeling That Way
from 1978

Anyway You Want It
from 1980

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Journey on Fame, Fans and Fatherhood from 1997

Here's a great article from The 104 Zone Magazine back in 1997.

Until I can retype the article, we only have the picture of the article, but you can download it and read  the picture itself.

It's a great article about the 10 years break, the reunion with Steve Perry...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter May 1983

The May 1983 Newsletter is full of information about the Frontiers Tour.

MTV is playing Neal Scjhn's "No More Lies" and Journey's "Separate Ways" videos on heavy rotation.

There is also a contest for five lucky people to meet Journey.

Plus this edition has an expanded merchandise list on two pages...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Journey Greatest Hits Promotional Poster

The Journey Greatest Hits Promotional Poster.

This beautiful poster is 2 feet square with some text added to the bottom.

In this video we talk about the poster and the different releases of the album.

A 16th song was added along the way...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Journey says "Have A Budweiser"

It's a long 3 day weekend, why not open up some refreshment.

This is a Budweiser Ad starring Journey from 1979...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Journey "The First Part Of The..." CD (Recorded Live in Concert, Denver Colorado in 1979)

Here's a great find, Journey "The First Part Of The...". This is a live CD recorded in Denver, Colorado in 1979.

This great CD is soundboard quality and distributed by The Store For Music Ltd and released in 2007. It's available at Japan.

Here's the CD cover and the setlist;

La Do Da
Feeling That Way
Too Late
On A Saturday Nite
Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
City Of The Angels
Do You Recall
Lady Luck
Just The Same Way
Wheel In The Sky
Opened The Door
She Makes Me (Feel Alright)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Journey Hollywood Walk Of Fame Sticker

Here's a great sticker from 2005, when Journey received a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

It was great day in Los Angeles when Steve Perry and both former and current band members made it to the event!

This is a sticker that is about 3 inches in diameter commemorating the event...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Journey Force Newsletter April 1983

The Journey Force Newsletter from April 1984 is full of excitement and expands onto 4 pages!

The Frontiers album is riding high on charts! The cities for Journey's May 1983 Tour dates.

The Journeymen's birthplace and middle names are revealed.

This was an exciting time, Journey was still on top selling out huge venues...

Monday, February 10, 2014

Journey "Raised On Radio" Promotional Poster

Here's a video showing both the big promotional poster for the album "Raised On Radio".

This beautiful poster is 2 feet by 2 feet and shows the album cover...

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Journey "Let It Rock You" Demo video from 1985

Here's a great Journey song that never saw the light of day.

This is called "Let It Rock You" and was part of the "Raised On Radio" recording sessions.

Here's a video of the song for your enjoyment...

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Journey Playlist 2014 release CD Greatest Hits Live

In 2014 Columbia Records rereleased Journey's "Greatest Hits Live" CD.

It's the exact same recordings and booklet as the 1998 release of "Greatest Hits Live" now called "Playlist: Journey Greatest Hits Live".

The only difference is the cover of the booklet which is shown below...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Journey Evolution Drawing from 1979

Here's a great picture of Journey from 1979.

It's an excellent work from Kris Askew of North Highlands California. The band looks fantastic and ready for the big show.

Steve Smith might have had a bad night before the photo was taken...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Steve Perry talks on camera about a reunion with Journey

Here's a quick interview with Steve Perry on January 30, 2014 at the Guitar Center Drum Off.

I'm sure it's the most asked question he ever gets. Here's the latest answer to the question whether there will be a Steve Perry and Journey Reunion...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Steve Perry talks about a reunion with Journey

Ultimate Classic Rock is reporting that Steve Perry and Neal Schon are considering the idea of a reunion. 

Read the full story here at Ultimate Classic Rock...

2002 Journey Under The Radar Tour Pad

Seven years before the iPad, the Journey Force offered the "Under The Radar" Writing Pad to members through the fan club.

It's a 1/4 inch think pad of paper that you could write notes on.

They did not come with a writing utensil which made them hard to use.

Here is a picture of mine, so you can print your own...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Happy Birthday Ross Valory of Journey

Ross Lamont Valory was born February 2, 1949 at 5:38 PM in San Francisco, California.

Ross originally got into music through a school friend who knew of Ross's membership in a symphonic band. His friend suggested that Ross rent a bass guitar and he joined a local band.

Ross has been with Journey since their earliest inception.

Happy birthday Ross! I hope you had a great one.

Here are a few great shots of Ross playing live in 1980...

Journey Frontiers Big Promotional Posters

Here's the next album, Frontiers. This is a video that shows the Giant Promotional Posters from 1983...

Saturday, February 1, 2014

2005 - A great year for Journey!

The year 2005 was a great year for Journey...

This was the year that Journey finally received a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
It was January 21, 2005, one day before Steve Perry's birthday.

It was the 30th anniversary of the first album, Journey, released April 1, 1975.

August 29, 2005 was the release of "Generations".

On October 5th, 2005 Journey was playing at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.
This was my birthday and I took my wife for 2 nights at the Hotel. The plan was simple, we were going to spend the night before and the night of the concert at the resort. We went out exploring Temecula's wine tasting for a while and did some sight seeing the day of the concert.

In preparing for the concert, we had another great buffet dinner and were plenty early for the concert. This was the first time I've been to a concert at a Hotel before, I've only gone to concert venues to see Journey in the past.

Usually there's a smell in air that I associate with concerts and that was missing this time. There was no stadium beer this time, there were full drinks and bottled beer. I drank as much as I could without missing the show waiting in line. This didn't seem like a concert going crowd, I didn't feel these people were really into Journey. They knew the songs, but it was for sure a different crowd than I've seen at a Journey concert.

I tried to wear my Departure Tour Jacket but it wouldn't fit at all, so I wore my 2002 Polo style Journey shirt I bought at the Geek Theatre where I first saw the band with Steve Augeri. I think it was my shirt that caught Ross Valory's attention. We seemed to have some kind of eye contact connection happening. I was not close to the stage but close enough to see the band's faces. I've never met Ross, I don't know him at all, but I think he thought I was someone he knew. If I tried, I'll bet I could have gotten to the stage, but then he'd realize he didn't know me.
The band put on another great show. I really miss seeing these guys in concert, but this was the last Journey concert that I've been to. I really do want to see the band with Arnel Pineda too.