Citizenship : United States
His first gig they played in front of 10,000 audience in the New Year`s Eve in San Francisco. And the next day, "Journey" performed in front of 100,000 spectators at the festival in Hawaii. This US team was created in 1973 by former members of "Santana" Neil Sean (born February 27, 1954, San Mateo, USA. Guitar) and Greg Rowley (born 1948. Keyboards). The composition of the "Journey" also included Valorie Ross (born February 2, 1949, San Francisco, USA. Bass, ex- "Frumious Bandersnatch"), George Tickner (rhythm guitar, vocals ; ex-"Frumious Bandersnatch") and Preiri Prince (born May 7, 1950, Charlotte, USA. Drums, ex- "Tubes"). His first gig they played in front of 10,000 audience in the New Year`s Eve in San Francisco. And the next day, "Journey" performed in front of 100,000 spectators at the festival in Hawaii. In February, 1974-of Prince returned to "Tubes" and was replaced by drummer Aynsley Dunbar (b. January 10, 1946, Liverpool, England).
At first, the band played jazz-rock with abundant improvisational solos, which is reflected in their first three albums for the "Columbia Records". In April of 1975, after the appearance on the debut CD light "Journey",Tickner decided to engage with the music and went into medicine. Short time he is replaced by Robert Fleischman, and later joined the group of ex - vocalist of "Alien Project" Steve Perry (b. January 22, 1953, Hanford, United States) .
The second disc, "Infinity", the team at the insistence of his producer Roy Thomas Baker switched to average gravity pomp-neznachitelnymvliyaniem rock with keyboards. The album was a huge success : it reached the 21 position in the charts "Billboard" and received platinum. Dunbar, however, was unhappy with the new style of the group and went to "Jefferson Starship", but he was replaced by Steve Smith (b. August 21, 1954, Brockton, United States) . The next album "Evolution" brought "Journey" hit the US Top 20 with the song "Lovin`, Touchin`, Squeezin` "(