Steve Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and music producer. When he started working with the “Journey” band, his popularity skyrocketed. “Street Talk” is Steve Perry’s debut solo studio album.
|Celebrated Name:||Steve Perry|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Stephen Ray Perry|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Birth Date:||22 January 1949|
|Birth Place:||Hanford, California, United States|
|Profession:||American singer and songwriter|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$50 million|
Steve Perry Biography
Stephen Ray Perry was born in Hanford, California, on January 22, 1949. Ray Raymond Perry, one of the owners of KIGS commercial AM radio station and a vocalist, was his father, and Mary Quaresma was his mother. His parents were both Portuguese.
Steve Perry was born in California and raised there. He and his family relocated to Lemoore, California, where he completed his high school education. Steve Perry went to the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, after graduating from high school. During his early musical career, he relocated frequently between California cities.
Steve Perry Age, Height, Weight
Steve Perry was born on January 22, 1949, is 73 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.71 m, and he weighs 80 kg.
During his high school years, Steve Perry worked with a variety of bands. His mother was always encouraging him to pursue a musical career at the time. Later, Steve Perry relocated to Sacramento, California, and formed “Ice” with Scott Mathews. Because the band was a shambles due to poor management, they disbanded, and Steve relocated to Thousand Oaks, California, to form “Pieces” with Tim Bogert, Eddie Tuduri, and Denver Cross. The “Pieces” band failed to land a recording contract and thus disbanded. After that, Steve Perry joined another band called “Alien Project,” and when the band’s bassist, Richard Michaels, died in a car accident, Steve felt compelled to leave.
Steve returned to Lemoore, California, with the decision to abandon music. He was receiving calls from Walter Herbert, the former manager of the “Journey” band, and his mother insisted that he answer, so he did, and his career with “Journey” began. Steve Perry’s debut album as Journey’s vocalist, “Infinity,” was released in 1978. He and the band released a total of nine albums, all of which charted well.
Steve Perry’s debut solo album was titled “Street Talk,” and it was released in 1984. “For the Love of Strange Medicine” is his second studio album, released in 1994, and it was a commercial success, peaking at number 15 on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.
Steve Perry’s Achievements And Awards
Steve Perry has numerous award nominations and wins. He was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “When You Love A Woman,” Album of the Year for “We Are The World-USA For Africa/The Album,” and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Don’t Fight It.”
Steve Perry’s albums charted high and were eventually certified. He has also received numerous Bay Area Music Awards, both solo and with his previous band “Journey.”
Steve Perry’s Net Worth In 2023
The singer, songwriter, and music recorder Steve Perry’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million as of August 2023. He amassed tens of millions of dollars from the albums and singles he released with his “Journey” band and solo. Steve Perry earned approximately $2 million from the sales of his debut solo album “Street Talk,” and approximately $600,000 from the sales of “For the Love of Strange Medicine.”
Steve Perry is a very talented singer and musician who has released over 11 albums both solo and with his band “Journey.” “Infinity” is his debut album with Journey, and “Street Talk” is his debut solo album. Steve Perry is expected to release another album in 2018, after a lengthy hiatus.
Steve Perry Wife, Marriage
During the 1980s, Steve Perry was in a relationship with Sherrie Swafford for about 6 years. He is most likely no longer married.