Saturday, February 28, 2015

Journey Ads from The Departure Tour 1980

After the Departure Tour in 1980 ended, Billboard Magazine put out a special edition of ads thanking Journey for the great Tour.

The Departure Tour was Journey's biggest tour to date, covering almost 100 dates between the dates of March 28, and October 13, 1980.

This is page 23 of that publication;

Friday, February 27, 2015


Neal George Joseph Schon was born in Oklahoma on February 27, 1954. He turns 61 today.

At age 5, Neal began playing the guitar. Ten years later he was playing with Carlos Santana.

Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie along with Walter "Herbie Herbert formed the band "Journey" in 1973

Neal and Michaele were married on December 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM.

Neal has been Journey's Lead Guitarist since the inception of the band in 1973.

Neal has made many solo albums and continues to play guitar with whoever he can.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Jonathan Cain of Journey!

Jonathan Cain turns 63 years old today. He was born Jonathan Leonard Friga in Chicago, Illinois on February 26th 1952.

The Baby's brought Jonathan into the group in 1979 and appeared on their next two Studio albums as well as all the "Greatest Hits" albums.

In 1981 a band named Journey asked Jonathan to replace one of the founding members of the band which would drastically change their sound.

Jonathan has been a member of Journey since 1981 which includes eight Studio albums, one EP, and countless "Greatest Hits" albums.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Journey's fan club newsletters keep getting bigger.

This edition has pictures of Gregg Rolie and full color pictures of Steve Smith.

Among the exciting news is that Steve Smith and producer Kevin Elson teaming up for Vital Information's 3rd album. Steve Perry's Street talk goes Platinum and Gregg Rolie's debut album has been postponed.

The last pages are the answers to the Puzzle in the July 1, 1984 newsletter...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Journey Tour Book from the 1980 Departure Tour

The first 5 pages of the 1980 Journey Tour Book are included in this posting.

The Cover features the Cover of the Departure Album viewed the way it is intended.

The next 4 pages feature black & white pictures of the band with a little introduction to each member of the band.

The Departure Tour started on March 28, 1980 in Oakland, California and lasted for 7 months. The Baby's were the opening act for most of the Tour. Finally the Tour came to and end on October 13, 1980 in Japan.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Journey's Steve Perry 1980 Circus Magazine Photo

This photo of Steve Perry is page 25 of Circus Magazine dated July 22, 1980.

From the center of an article titled "The Journey Empire Strikes Back" by Carl Arrington.

Steve Perry 1980 - Journey's Lead Singer
Stay tuned for the complete article coming soon...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Journey Force Frontiers Publicity Group Photo from 1983

The renewal package for the fan club 1983 included this great 8X10 group photo.

Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith, Ross Valory, Neal Schon, Steve Perry

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Journey Force Post Card featuring Bassist Ross Valory

Another Post Card that the Journey Force sent out in 1981 to help promote the Escape Tour.

This one features Journey founding member Ross Valory.

Ross celebrated his 66th birthday yesterday, he was born on February 2, 1949.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Ross Valory of Journey!

Ross Valory was born on February 2, 1949.

He is Journey's Bass player. He has been with the band since the very beginning in 1973.