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Biography

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Overview (2)

Born in Hanford, California, USA
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steve Perry was born on January 22, 1949 in Hanford, California, USA.

Trade Mark (3)

Long dark hair
Tux tail coats he often wore on stage
Range and diverse singing style

Trivia (7)

Former lead singer of the rock band Journey.
Learned how to speak Portuguese from his grandmother.
His father's last name was Pereira, which his father shortened to Perry.
Parents are both Portuguese.
Perry's 1984 music video "Foolish Heart" is unique in that it doesn't have a single editorial cut - a most unusual facet given the frenetic structure of music videos in general. Perry's video begins with a static camera, a long shot of a boomed mic situated in a hall lit by an overhead spotlight. Perry walks into the shot, sits on a tall stool and sings into the mic. Over the course of just over 4 minutes, the camera tracks forward slowly, eventually ending up with a tight shot of Perry still singing. Then the camera reverses slowly back to where it started. Perry walks out of the shot - end of video.
Journey was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6750 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Friend of Patty Jenkins.

Personal Quotes (8)

I have simply said that there's just a side of me that could not judge anybody singing. It's not who I am. I don't want to be that person.
I'm no spring chicken. The same arthritis that ate up my left hip that finally got replaced hasn't stopped there... And touring is a lot of work. I'm impressed when I see people like Eric Clapton out there. Gee whiz, Eric, give me a break! I know it's gotta hurt somewhere.
There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help.
I'm so hard on myself. I play these sketches in my computer for friends and they say 'Gee whiz, the vocal's beautiful.' I hear, 'It needs to be better.'
There's always a price for what you want.
You can't embrace your whole life if you're shut down. I found out that I can't just run away and shut down. I'm losing the rest of my life doing that.
The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance.
I'm not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's just a personal thing, not an ego thing.

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