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2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Journey Onstage at the Induction Ceremony

Journey

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  • Year:
    2017
  • Inducted by:
    Pat Monahan
  • Category:
    Performers
Introduction

Call the style what you will–arena rock, stadium rock, concert rock–Journey dominated in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Journey performed ballads and scorchers with equal skill and passion led by Neal Schon's remarkable guitar and the soaring vocals of Steve Perry.

Hall of Fame Essay

2017

Robert Bourke Warren

In the seventies, and especially the eighties, rock music became an international force, with album sales resulting in packed arenas and stadiums.

Thanks to technology and a shrinking globe, bands suddenly reached untold millions; a hit song, beamed via satellite from culture to culture, could now touch hearts globally. Few groups embraced such unprecedented reach with as much enthusiasm and skill as Bay Area-based Journey.

The Californians not only rode the tsunami wave with panache, they created a template for bands aspiring to this level of engagement with fans. Most impressive, they are still at it, four decades on.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2017
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2017 Inductees Journey Together On Stage

They didn’t even need lyrics. That’s how badass this band is.

Pat Monahan

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Collection

Drumsticks
Suit

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Gallery

Photography: Getty/WireImage

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