He was born Stephen Ray Perry in Hanford, California on January 22, 1949. Happy 72nd Birthday to the guy best known as the lead vocalist of Journey, Steve Perry!

The incredibly powerful singer fronted the band from 1977 to 1987. After Journey, Steve continued with a very successful solo career that begin with his album, Street Talk.

He returned to the music world after decades out of the spotlight. Fans had been asking us over and over, "What ever happened to Steve Perry?" Then in the late summer of 2018, he surprised us all and returned to the world of music after decades out of the spotlight.

Mike Coppola/Getty Images

On August 15, 2018, we were so very honored to have Steve Perry live with the Captain and Celeste on the WBLM Morning Show for his first radio interview announcing that he was finally coming back with a new album called, Traces.
You can listen to the historic moment right here. Steve Perry tells us the beautiful, heartbreaking story of how he returned to making music after his nearly 25 year absence.

Watch the video for No More Cryin' from Steve Perry's comeback album, Traces.

We are grateful for 3 Journey shows with Steve Perry here in Maine, all at Portland's Cumberland County Civic Center.

  • July 30, 1978 opening for Ted Nugent
  • June 14, 1979 as headliners with Sweet opening
  • August 25, 1981 SOLD OUT on the Escape Tour with Point Blank opening

Watch and hear the one-of-a-kind passion of the Perry and “Hold on to that Feelin”, Blimpville. Here's Journey burnin' white hot, live onstage in Houston on the Escape tour.

10 Fun Facts You Might Not Have Known About Maine