Happy Birthday Steve Perry!

ABOUT
Lead vocalist of Journey from 1978 to 1997, he released nine albums including Trial By Fire, which went Platinum in 1996. He released solo work, like the #3 song “Sherrie.”

BEFORE FAME
When he was twelve, he heard Sam Cooke’s song “Cupid,” which inspired him to become a singer. He played drums on his high school marching band.

TRIVIA
He was one of the twenty-one vocalists who sang ‘We Are the World,’ in 1985. Jon Bon Jovi dubbed him ‘The Voice.’

FAMILY LIFE
His father was vocalist and KNGS radio station owner Ray Perry.

ASSOCIATED WITH
Both Perry and celebrated soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo are of Portuguese descent.