Steve Perry, an American singer, and songwriter is best known as the lead singer of the rock band, Journey. Inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey on April 7, 2017, 69-year-old Perry was ranked no. 76 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and has recorded 1996 platinum album Trial By Fire.
Steve Perry's early life and education
Steve Perry was born as Stephen Ray Perry on January 22, 1949, and is currently 69 years old. He was born in Hanford, Calfornia, to father, Raymond Perry, a vocalist, and co-owner of the radio station KNGS and mother, Mary Quaresma.
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Steve is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
Steve Perry's education
Steve graduated from College of the Sequoias, in Visalia, California. When Steve was 12 years, he listened to Sam Cooke's song, Cupid. Cupid is the song that inspired him to pursue a musical career.
Steve Perry's career
Steve Perry began his career as a lead vocalist in Journey's album, Infinity, in 1978. After that, he released another album, Evolution, in 1979. His other albums as a vocalist of the band, Journey includes Departure, Dream, After Dream, Captured, Escape, that reached (No. 1 on the Billboard chart), Frontiers, Raised on Radio, and Trial By Fire.
During his tenure at Journey, Steve also sang as a back vocalist on numerous songs for the singer, Sammy Hager including The Iceman, and Run For Your Life. Besides, he also worked with several musicians such as Sheena Easton, Clannad, and Jon Bon Jovi, who once dated Diane Lane Dishes.
Steve solo album, Against the wall, was released in 1988. Similarly, his second solo album, For the Love of Strange Medicine, was released in the year 1994. This album was partly successful because of the strange medicine world tour.
After that, Steve released an album, Trial by Fire, which was the tenth album of Journey band in 1996. This album became the huge success, and enter the Billboard charts at no3. In 2005, he co-produced an album, A Brand New Start, which was sung by David Pack, a singer from Ambrosia band.
Later in December 2015, Steve announced that he is going to release a new album in 2016. Again, in April 2017, he told that the new album would be released until the last month of this year; however, the album is yet to release.
After a long year, on April 7, 2017, Steve inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which was held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, alongside his ex-bandmates of Journey.
On May 20, 2018, Steve made a surprising entry on the final week of American Idol season 16, accompanying judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie while the finalist Gabby Barrett performed Journey's Don't Stop Believing.
In an interview with Q1043 New York, Steve revealed that his success was credited to his late girlfriend, Kellie Nash, who made him promise not to return to "isolation” in any case.
Steve Perry's personal life
Talking about his personal life, Steve had to go through a tragic moment. His girlfriend, Kellie Nash who encouraged and helped him throughout the journey is no more. After his girlfriend Kellie died, Steve started dating his girlfriend Sherrie Swafford in 1980. Even though after dating for around six years, the couple could not stop their relationship coming to an end in 1986.
After breaking up with Sherrie Swafford, Steve has neither been linked with anyone nor has been spotted spending cozy moments with any other girl. As per reports, he is single and is not dating anyone.
Steve Perry's net worth
Steve Perry's net worth in 2018 is estimated to be $45 million. As per some online sources, he is not only famous but he is wealthy. In his almost four-decade-long singing career, he released various albums like Trial by fire, Dream, After Dream, Captured, Escape, Frontiers, Raised on Radio, and Trial By Fire from which he must have collected well.
Steve is not only a singer but also the co-producer and songs writer. He co-produced an album, A Brand New Start, sang by David Pack, earning him bundles of dollars.
Steve Perry's body measurements
5 feet 6 inches tall Steve is active on Twitter where he has over 24.7 K followers as of October 2018.