Neal was born on February 27, 1954 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, United States and started Journey in 1973 with Gregg Rolie, Ross Valory, and Herbie Herbert.
Here is a great Publicity photo from 1983's Frontiers Tour. These were available through The Journey Force in 1984.
Admired and respected by his fans as well as his peers. Neal Schon is the quintessential rock guitarist, capable of playing anything and everything. Turning down an opportunity to perform with Eric Clapton, Neal joined Santana instead and then went on to become one of the founding members of Journey. His collaborations with Jan Hammer and Sammy Hagar have broadened his musical horizons, while helping to enhance his creative growth in Journey.