He was born on an Oklahoma Air Force base February 27th, 1954. When he was about 5-years-old, he picked up his first guitar. Fast-forward 10 years and Neal Schon joined Santana at the tender age of 15.
Neal formed Journey in San Francisco in 1973. Wheel In The Sky was their first hit single in 1978. By 1996, Journey had placed 26 songs on Billboard’s Top 100 charts.
As a member of Journey, Neal will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.
Happy Birthday to Journey’s founder and only remaining original member Neal Schon!
Here’s a big Journey hit from 1980, that was also featured in the movie Caddyshack: