Journey’s Induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: 5 Fast Facts you Need to Know

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Journey is the ultimate 80s arena rock band. They had seven consecutive multi-platinum records along with the rock staples, and sing-along classics, “Don’t Stop Believin'”, “Separate Ways”, and “Open Arms.”

We are anxiously awaiting to see if the classic 80s lineup of the band, with Steve Perry, reunites as the band is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Class of 2017.

We want to celebrate the band’s induction with 5 fast facts you need to know about Journey.


1. Journey’s Commercial Peak was From 1978-1987

Journey – Don't Stop Believin' (Audio)Journey's official audio for 'Don't Stop Believin'. Click to listen to Journey on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JourneySpot?IQid=JouDSBaudio As featured on The Essential Journey. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JourneyEssiTunes?IQid=JouDSBaudio Google Play: http://smarturl.it/JouDSBplay?IQid=JouDSBaudio Amazon: http://smarturl.it/JouEssAmz?IQid=JouDSBaudio More from Journey Faithfully: https://youtu.be/OMD8hBsA-RI Any Way You Want It: https://youtu.be/atxUuldUcfI Separate Ways (Worlds Apart): https://youtu.be/LatorN4P9aA More great classic rock videos here: http://smarturl.it/ClassicRocks?IQid=JouDSBaudio Follow Journey Website: http://www.journeymusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journey Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeyofficial Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymusicofficial/ Subscribe to Journey on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/JourneySub?IQid=JouDSBaudio ——— Lyrics: Just a small town girl Livin' in a lonely world She took the midnight train Goin' anywhere Just a city boy Born and raised in South Detroit He took the midnight train Goin' anywhere Don't stop believin' Hold on to that feelin' Streetlight people Don't stop believin' Hold on Streetlight people Don't stop believin' Hold on to that feelin' Streetlight people #Journey #DontStopBelievin #Vevo #Pop #Audio2013-04-16T07:00:12.000Z

Journey formed in 1973 with former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch. The band released some albums with a more prog bend, and it wasn’t until Steve Perry came aboard in 1978 that the band changed course and acquired world domination.

From 1978 through 1987 the band had a string of hits including “Don’t Stop Believin'” which, in 2009, became the top-selling track in iTunes history. The band’s eighth record Escape reached number one on the Billboard charts.

That string of success resulted in two gold albums, eight multi-platinum albums, and one diamond allbum. This includes seven consecutive multi-platinum albums with 18 Top 40 singles in the US and six which have reached the Top 10. Journey has sold a total of 48 million albums in the US, with 90 million albums worldwide.


2. The Band was Originally Called the Golden Gate Rhythm Section

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Neil Schon of Journey (Getty)

Journey formed in San Francisco and worked with former Santana manager Herbie Herbert. The band was originally intended as a backup band for more established Bay Area artists.

The band included former Santana guitarist Neil Schon, keyboardist Gregg Rolie, bassist Ross Valory, and rhythm guitarist George Tickner. The group’s original name was the Golden Gate Rhythm Section.


3. The Band had not one, but two Video Games Made With Their Name on it

Journey (The Band) – Arcade game from 1983Came across this game in MAME, its a bit mental. Info: Released in March 1983. Used digitized faces of the band members, photographed with a camera designed by Ralph Baer, father of the home video game console. The machine contained a tape loop of the song 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)' in the concert scene at the end of each level. Rushed through the 1982 Christmas holidays by the Marvin Glass & Associates because Bally/Midway wanted the game to coincide with the release of the band's Frontiers album. They took all the images of the band backstage at a Salt Lake City concert. There was talk of using the game as part of the road show, but that fell through. The story about the idea of players being able to take photos of their own face being dropped due to their taking pictures of certain body parts did not occur with this game, but with an earlier prototype called Clone. That game was dropped but when Baer heard about Journey, he saw a new opportunity to use his digitizing camera technology. The background music includes the Journey songs : 'Chain Reaction', 'Don't Stop Believin', 'Lights', 'Keep On Running', 'Stone In Love' and 'Wheel In The Sky'. A mishap on a planet will result in the playing of a small sample of 'Who's Crying Now'. Outside of this game, the Scarab vehicle appears in the front cover of the band's 'Escape' album, released in 1981. The giant head that appears in the attract mode's title sequence (and the Scarab flies into at the beginning of the game) is from the front cover of the band's 'Frontiers' album, released in 1983 (the same year this game was released). The logo on the marquee is the same logo as on the front of the 'Frontiers' album. This logo is identical to that of the Magnavox Odyssey2 video game console released in 1978. .2012-02-13T09:42:56.000Z

Journey was so popular during their heyday that the band were offered multiple endorsement deals to use the band name. They recorded radio commercials for Budweiser and sold their music for use in two video games including the Journey arcade game by Bally/Midway and Journey Escape by Data Age for the Atari 2600.


4. They Returned From Hiatus in 1995 With Trial By Fire

Journey – When You Love a Woman (Official Music Video)Journey's official music video for 'When You Love A Woman'. Click to listen to Journey on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/JourneySpot?IQid=JouWYLAW As featured on The Essential Journey. Click to buy the track or album via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/JourneyEssiTunes?IQid=JouWYLAW Google Play: http://smarturl.it/JouWYLAWplay?IQid=JouWYLAW Amazon: http://smarturl.it/JouEssAmz?IQid=JouWYLAW More from Journey Any Way You Want It: https://youtu.be/atxUuldUcfI Don't Stop Believin' [Live in Houston]: https://youtu.be/VcjzHMhBtf0 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart): https://youtu.be/LatorN4P9aA More great classic rock videos here: http://smarturl.it/ClassicRocks?IQid=JouWYLAW Follow Journey Website: http://www.journeymusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journey Twitter: https://twitter.com/journeyofficial Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymusicofficial/ Subscribe to Journey on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/JourneySub?IQid=JouWYLAW ——— Lyrics: In my life I see where I've been I said that I'd never fall again Within myself I was wrong My searchin' ain't over…over I know that When you love a woman You see your world inside her eyes When you love a woman You know she's standin' by your side A joy that lasts forever There's a band of gold that shines waiting somewhere…oh yeah #Journey #WhenYouLoveAWoman #Vevo #Pop #OfficialMusicVideo2010-02-26T17:21:41.000Z

The band released Raised By Radio in 1986 and went their separate ways. Many members of the band went on to release their own solo records.

However, the classic 80s lineup that appeared on 1983’s Frontiers, came back together in 1996 to record Trial By Fire. The record included the hit “When You Love a Woman” which reached number 12 on the charts. The record also produced the singles “Message of Love,” “Can’t Tame the Lion,” and “If He Should Break Your Heart.”

Trial By Fire was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1997.


5. Arnel Pineda Took Over Lead Singer Duties in 2007

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Neil Schon, Jonathan Cain, and Arnel Pineda of Journey (Getty)

In the late 90’s Steve Perry left the group after hip surgery, and his replacement Steve Augeri left with vocal issues.

In 2007 the band found Arnel Pineda from the cover band The Zoo. Their first album as a new band was called Revelation and it debuted at number 5 on the Billboard charts. The subsequent tour grossed $35M+. The second album with Pineda entitled Eclipse, released in 2011 debuted at number 13 on the charts.