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Steve Perry is an American singer-songwriter and musician who gained prominence from the mid-70s to the late 80s as the lead vocalist of rock band Journey.
He also has had a successful solo career. Known for having a wide vocal range, Perry is often considered as one of the biggest icons of arena rock.
Stephen Ray Perry was born in Hanford, California, to Portuguese parents. He is an only child. Perry grew up interested in music, as his father, Raymond Perry (Pereira), was a vocalist and co-owner of radio station KNGS.
Perry’s parents ended their relationship when he was eight years of age, and he and his mother then moved to his grandparents’ farm.
In a September 2018 interview, Perry said, “Things happened to me as a child that I still can’t talk about – nothing to do with my parents, but things did happen.
It happened to a lot of kids, as I find out… [There] was nowhere to talk it out, so I got to sing it out instead.”
On Perry’s 12th birthday, his mother, Mary Quaresma, presented her son with a gold eighth note pendant; Perry wears the pendant for good luck. At age 12, Perry heard Sam Cooke’s song “Cupid” on his mother’s car radio, and it inspired him to become a singer.
Perry’s family moved to Lemoore, California, during Perry’s teen years. He attended high school there, drumming in the marching band as well as in extracurricular bands.
After graduation, he attended College of the Sequoias, in Visalia, California, where he sang the first tenor in the choir. Perry’s mother continued to encourage his musical growth during that time.
Perry then ended up in Banta, California, outside of Tracy, California, where he fronted the band Alien Project in his mid-20s.
He nearly gave up music when the bassist of that band, Richard Michaels, was killed in an automobile accident. Perry returned to Lemoore and decided not to continue his singing career, but at the urging of his mother, Perry answered a call from Walter “Herbie” Herbert, manager of struggling San Francisco-based band Journey.
Birthday: January 22, 1949
Age: 71 Years, 71-Year-Old Males
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Also Known As Stephen Ray Perry
Born In: Hanford, California, US
Height: 5’7″ (170 cm), 5’7″ Males
Father: Ray Perry
Mother: Mary Perry
U.S. State: California
The relationship between him and his girlfriend Sherri Swafford didn’t work out and caused him much heartache. His break-up pain is apparent in many of his musical compositions.
His mother Mary was diagnosed with a serious neurological illness which resulted in her death on December 4, 1985. Her untimely death affected him and his career profoundly.
Talking about his profession, during 1977, he made his public debut with ‘Journey’ in San Francisco. Whereas, the band soon moved to mainstream rock with Perry on their side and released the first album with him, ‘Infinity’, which led to a substantial increase in sales.
During 1979, ‘evolution’ was released and it too became a huge seller, featuring Journey’s first top 20 hits, ‘Loving, touching, squeezing’. Similarly, during 1983, one of the era’s top-selling albums, ‘Frontiers’ was released.
In the same year, ‘Journey’ undertook an extensive tour to fund its recordings. Moreover, he also released his first solo album ‘Street talk’ which included his first biggest hit as a solo artist, ‘Oh Sherrie’, written for his then-girlfriend Sherrie Swafford.
Then, he also reunited with ‘Journey’ in 1996, for the reunion album, ‘Trial by Fire’, which was a huge success, making its way into the third position in the Billboard chart.
Therefore, during 1998, he released “greatest hits + 5 unreleased”, a solo compilation album that included an original Alien Project demo. During 2005, he did many background vocals and covers along with the ‘Ambrosia’s lead vocalist, David Pack.
Talking about his lifetime achievements and awards, he won DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for
Ordinary People (1980).
Likewise, he received the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for Rocky (1976). In addition, he won the Razzie Award for Worst Picture for The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990).
Steve Perry was ranked at number 76 on Rolling Stone’s 2010 list of “The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.
Steve Perry’s net worth at $45 million
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Steve Perry’s net worth at $45 million, reporting that Perry contributed “to the most commercially successful years of Journey’s history.”
Perry sang lead vocals on nine of Journey’s albums, and on hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Open Arms,” and “Wheel in the Sky.”
The publication reports that Perry “also had a successful solo career from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.” Perry re-emerged on the pop-rock scene with 1994’s For the Love of Strange Medicine but didn’t reach the same level of success he’d previously enjoyed.