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I have a 3 yr old labrador with CANCER. He as well as I have loved Steve’s music. My Zues has been treated with chemo and is still alive today because of it. I listen to it daily. If there is ever a chance he is going on tour I would love to let him meet a Labrador that would not be here without the sound of the best artist since I can remember. If he is ever in or near the Outer Banks of North Carolina I would like for him to see what his music has done. I truly belive his music changed the outcome of Zeus’s life. We still have him after 9mos of chemo. Faith and music makes all of the difference and Steve has done that for Zeus. Someday I will see Steve somewhere and I will thank him for the joy of his music and the life of my beautiful Labrador.
I was just viewing some videos on youtube. Looking at some Kenny Loggins stuff since we will be seeing him tomorrow at the San Diego county fair; and there I saw Steve Perry singing “Don’t fight it ” with Kenny. Damn that’s a great song! Well it led me here to comment one how great Steve’s music is. It is TIMELESS. Sounds as great today as it did then. My 18 year old daughter loves your music. Even my 27 year old step-son thinks Journey is an all time great band! Steve, if you ever read this, know that we love you. Your voice still blasts throughout my house and patio parties. My wife who is from Korea even knew your music when we met in ’91. I hope to hear some of those new songs sometime soon! And hey Donna, why the heck would you be almost ashamed to say you’ve still got that letter? I’d say it’s a point of pride!
I remember growing up being told that Jesus could take any form and spiritually I still believe that. Between 2009 and 2011, I became ill with a serious deadly psychiatric disorder that impaired my previous ability to function as a Masters trained high school teacher and certified addictions nurse specialist. I was horrified at the way I was treated in the three hospitalizations I required and the way the community, friends, previous employer, and even some of my own family treated me.
I remember a story in which a man was told Jesus was coming to visit and he waited- while he waited a hungry woman stopped by and needed feeding, and so on one after another. When he questioned why Jesus had not come after seeing all the other people, Jesus answered that he was each of them so he had visited him several times in the night…
I tell that story to illustrate that in the throes of my illness, when I looked at Steve I remembered the stories about how he took such loving care of his mother when she was ill and I hurt in my own heart for how he may have suffered with his hip before his surgery. Not having a sibling with mother and father I assume being deceased, my heart hurt that he may not have had enough support to heal after the procedure and I prayed everyday for his healing. His voice to me is the voice of Jesus. I’m not saying Steve is Jesus, but Jesus reminds me of His love through Steve’s voice.
Finally, each time I was admitted I put Steve Perry’s name on my visitation list. My family was horrified that I would do something so odd. One nurse finally asked me, “Who is Steve Perry- are you talking about the famous singer from Journey? Do you really KNOW him?” I smiled and said “Well, not really, but if he happens to be in town and he wants to come and see me, I’d sure want him to be able to come in and see me.” Thanks a million for your love and support to me through your voice and your music. Much love. ;)
you are the greatest singer of al timesl i have listen to your music since i was 17 years old and still listen to it now for 32 years you are great and i would like to thank you for what you have done thank you
I grew up with three brothers, no sisters . My oldest brother and i were not close. When he passed away four years ago at 53 yrs old i carried such guilt because we missed out on so many things that we had in common like journey and your voice. He used to say listen to this guy’s voice , he sings from his soul. I now understand what he meant. Thank you Steve for giving me a beautiful to connection to Rick my sweet brother .
Back in the early 80′s when Journey was one of the biggest bands on radio, I dated a very private man who was an over the road truck driver. Every time I saw a pic of Steve Perry I had to look twice as the dark hair and eyes reminded me of him so much. When I heard your songs “Open Arms” and “Faithfully”, it almost felt like the words were coming directly to me from him. Then one day he was just gone and for all these years I have still been in love with him. I found out in 2008 that he had accidentally shot and killed himself in 1993, ten years after the last time I saw him, and the news totally devastated me. One day I decided to You Tube the band Journey and once again the song Faithfully reached out to me as if he were telling me he is still mine and I have written and self-published a book in his memory. Thank you Steve for giving me peace and the reason to keep on going without ever seeing him again.
As a 19-year-old bride in 1983, I remember looking at my new husband and saying, “If I ever go out somewhere and Steve Perry is there, I’ll be back when it’s over.” And yes, I was dead serious. I was a huge Journey fan (sadly, never had an opportunity to see a concert), and had a wicked crush on you–those lips, those eyes, that voice…oh, my!
During those years after Journey came apart, my husband took pleasure from time to time in telling me “I heard he’s dead”, just to get a rise out of me. Not funny, I think.
Your voice is one of the precious few that make me FEEL something when I hear it. Thank you for what you’ve given the world over the years.
And thank you for not being dead.
steve is 63 for 1and he had ahip replacement awhile back but steve is just ealxing and being with friends iknow he misses touring, but steveis older ,steve ios the best singer
I miss your voice so much, Steve! You have such a beautiful voice! You’re such a good person too. I understand why you don’t want to tour any more, but please bless us with a new recording!
It seems like only yesterday, I was sitting up front at the Merriweather Post Pavillion in MD., waiting for you to come out onstage after Foreigner did their set. It was 8/23/1981. You came out wearing a red silk shirt and white jeans, and I was just mesmerized. I was right up front, off to the right of the stage, because at that time, people in wheelchairs didn’t have special seating! Now, whenever I go to a concert, I’m practically up in the rafters! I wrote to you once, and you wrote me back once, I’m almost ashamed to say this, but I still have the letter!Anyway, I do hope you are well. I sure do miss your voice, your eyes, your soul. Take care. D