Journey are an American hard-rock/soul band from San Francisco that released nine proper albums and a live double-LP on Columbia between 1975 and 1986.

Members: Neal Schon (guitar), Ross Valory (bass, 1973-85, 1995-present), Gregg Rolie (vocals, keyboards, 1973-80), George Tickner (guitar, 1973-75), Prairie Prince (drums, 1973-74), Aynsley Dunbar (drums, 1974-78), Robert Fleischman (vocals, 1977), Steve Perry (vocals, 1977-98), Steve Smith (drums, 1978-85, 1995-98, 2015-present), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, 1980-present), Randy Jackson (bass, 1985-87), Larrie Londin (drums, 1985), Mike Baird (drums, 1986), Deen Castronovo (drums, vocals, 1998-2015), Steve Augeri (vocals, 1998-2006), Jeff Scott Soto (vocals, 2006-07), Arnel Pineda (vocals, 2007-present)

Journey was put together in 1973 under the direction of manager Herbie Herbert, who worked as a roadie for Santana and had earlier managed Bay Area acid-rockers Frumious Bandersnatch, the two source-bands for the new group.

Keyboardist Gregg Rollie was a member of Santana from 1965 to 1971. Toward the end of his tenure, he rubbed shoulders with guitarist Neal Schon, who joined Santana at age 17 and played on the 1971/72 albums Santana III and Caravanserai. Afterwards, Schon partook in the 1972 debut album by Santana spin-off Azteca.

Bassist Ross Valery and guitarist George Tickner hailed from Frumious Bandersnatch. Valery also did a brief stint in the Steve Miller Band, playing on the 1971 release Rock Love. Journey played its first concert before a crowd of 10,000 attendees at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on December 31, 1973.

Drummer Prairie Prince briefly rounded out the lineup, but left before recordings commenced. Journey found a stable drummer in Englishman Aynsley Dunbar, who’d played with numerous artists (John Mayall, Shuggie Otis, Frank Zappa) and led his own blues-rock combo. The band signed to Columbia in early 1974.


Journey released their self-titled debut album on April 1, 1975, on Columbia.

“To Play Some Music”
Released: April 1975

Look into the Future

Journey released their second album, Look into the Future, in January 1976 on Columbia.

“On a Saturday Nite”
Released: March 1976
“She Makes Me (Feel Alright)”
Released: July 23, 1976


Journey released their third album, Next , on February 28, 1977, on Columbia.

Released: February 28, 1977


Journey released their fourth album, Infinity, on January 20, 1978, on Columbia.

“Wheel in the Sky”
Released: March 1978
Released: June 1978
Released: August 1978


Journey released their fifth album, Evolution, on March 20, 1979, on Columbia.

“Just the Same Way”
Released: March 1979
“Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”
Released: June 1979 (US)
“Too Late”
Released: December 1979 


Journey released their sixth album, Departure, on February 29, 1980, on Columbia.

“Any Way You Want It”
Released: February 1980
“Walks Like a Lady”
Released: May 1980
“Good Morning Girl”/”Stay Awhile”
Released: July 30, 1980

Dream, After Dream

On December 10, 1980, Journey released Dream, After Dream, the soundtrack to the Japanese fantasy film Yume, Yume No Ato, directed by fashion designer Kenzo Takada.


On January 30, 1981, Journey released the live double-album Captured.

“The Party’s Over (Hopelessly in Love)”
Released: 14 February 1981 (US)


Journey released their seventh studio album, Escape, on July 17, 1981, on Columbia.

“Who’s Crying Now”
Released: 10 July 1981 (US)
“Don’t Stop Believin'”
Released: 19 October 1981 (US)
“Open Arms”
Released: 8 January 1982 (US)
“Still They Ride”
Released: May 1982
“Stone in Love”
Released: 29 October 1982 (UK)


Journey released their eighth studio album, Frontiers, on February 1, 1983, on Columbia.

“Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”
Released: January 1983 (US)
Released: April 1983
“After the Fall”
Released: July 1983 (US)
“Send Her My Love”
Released: September 1983

Raised on Radio

Journey released their ninth studio album, Raised on Radio, on April 21, 1986, on Columbia.

“Be Good to Yourself”
Released: April 1986 (US)
Released: June 1986 (US)
“Girl Can’t Help It”
Released: August 1986 (US)
“I’ll Be Alright Without You”
Released: November 1986 (US)
“Why Can’t This Night Go on Forever”
Released: April 1987


  • Journey (1975)
  • Look into the Future (1976)
  • Next (1977)
  • Infinity (1978)
  • Evolution (1979)
  • Departure (1980)
  • Dream, After Dream (1980)
  • Captured (live 2LP, 1981)
  • Escape (1981)
  • Frontiers (1983)
  • Raised on Radio (1986)
  • Trial by Fire (1996)
  • Arrival (2001)
  • Red 13 (2002)
  • Generations (2005)
  • Revelation (2008)
  • Eclipse (2011)


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