Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Journey Force Newsletter, July 1987, Part 4, Pen pals and Questions

The Pen Pals section starts off this weeks edition of The Journey Force Newsletter, July 1987.

These are addresses from 1987 and please do not send any letters to these people who probably don't live there anymore.

Your Questions Answered appears on this page as well.

Back Issues for sale! Back issues of The Journey Force Newsletter on sale for $1.00 each!

The Merchandise page follows which shows all the "Raised On Radio" items for sale back inn 1987.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Journey Force Newsletter, July 1987, Part 3, Pictures!

This week's part of the Journey Force Newsletter from July 1978 is the next two pages which are full of color pictures of the members of the band.

The Tenth Annual Bay Area Music Awards (Bammie's) where Journey tore it up! Here are the winners;

Steve Perry - Outstanding Male Vocalist  (his fourth)
Neal Schon - Outstanding Guitarist
Jonathan Cain - Outstanding Keyboardist  (his fourth)
Journey - Outstanding Group

Other photos on these pages include Gregg Rolie, Randy Jackson, John Fogerty, Michael Bolton, Bonnie Raitt, and Huey Lewis.

Concluded next week...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Happy Birthday STEVE PERRY January 22, 1949

Happy Birthday STEVE PERRY January 22, 1949

Today, January 22, is Journey's second official Lead Singer, Steve Perry. Steve joined Journey in 1978 and took the band to super-stardom before he stopped to live life.

Here's a great picture of Steve with Journey's original Lead Singer, Gregg Rolie. The songs that feature both their voices take the top spots in my favorite Journey songs. The balance between the two was truly magic...

Playing the Rock Star

Here's a more current picture of Steve...

Will Steve Perry sing at Journey's introduction to the Rock and Roll hall of fame? We can only hope. There are I'm sure a lot of petitions across the Country, There is one at my Local Radio Station here in Los Angeles (link below).

Steve Perry stopped because he didn't want to tour anymore. Journey is a turning band. I'm not sure if trying to force him to appear is a good idea. He'll show up if he wants last minute probably unannounced. To have him sing with the band is asking a lot. He's never lost his voice, but he's also not as practiced as the rest of the band. I will share a link to the petition as a way to let him know how many people want to see him perform again.

Neal Schon says: "I'm hoping that Steve Perry will get up and do something with us. We'll have to see, because nobody has contact with him. I suppose we'll hear something about it a day before or the day of. Who knows?"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Journey Force Newsletter dated July 1, 1987 part two, Journey License Plates

The Journey Force Newsletter dedicates 1 1/2 pages to Journey License Plates this week.

Journey License Plates from the late 1980's are featured this week. Ever since way before we saw License  Plates on the "Captured" album liner notes artwork. Since then Journey became bigger than ever and people from all over the Country and beyond were getting Journey License Plates.

There is another Journey Force Contest, this time you could win the shirt off Journey's Back. There were three shirts that each member, Steve, Neal, and Jon would wear onstage, so there were three first place winners!

Steve Perry released his first solo album, "Street Talk" in 1984 and became big solo artist during the mid 1980's. These photos now include some Steve Perry License Plates as well...

Continued next week...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Journey Force Newsletter dated July 1, 1987 has Steve Perry buying a Harley Davidson

The Journey Force Newsletter from July 1987 starts with a color picture of Steve Perry standing on a boxed Harley Davidson Motorcycle. This issue is Volume 2, Number 1.

The Journey Force interviews Steve Perry about the rigors of touring and what he's doing now (1987) to relax.

Continued next week...

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Journey's Official Business Statement from the San Mateo Times April, 1974

Here's a real treat! This is the original ad in the San Mateo Times from April 1974. This shows George Tickner seems to be the one that filed the business license for "Journey" back in 1974.

Only four original members of Journey are listed on the license, George Tickner, Neal Schon, Ross Valory, and Gregg Rolie. They must have been the period between Prairie Prince and Aynsley Dunbar as drummer. San Mateo is a small city in Northern California somewhat near San Francisco.

Here is the original ad as it exists, followed by a re-creation that you can read...