This week’s video is from one of my favorite singers from one of my favorite bands. Here is “Oh Sherrie” by Steve Perry:
“Oh Sherrie” was written by Journey’s Steve Perry and released on Street Talk, his first solo album which was released while still a member of Journey. The song was Perry’s biggest hit as a solo artist and written for his then-girlfriend Sherrie Swafford, who also appeared in the music video. The song hit number three on the pop chart and number one on the rock chart in the US.
The Street Talk album was a huge success, but it was the beginning of the end for Journey. After Street Talk, Journey came out with Raised on Radio in 1986, then broke up for several years.
And here is some great news for Steve Perry fans from Steve Perry Online:
In an interview with, ‘Classic Rock Presents AOR’ released in December 2010 it was revealed that Perry has written over 50 songs and is contemplating his first solo project since 1994. “A little over a year and a half ago, I felt I could maybe come back to it, I have been writing. I have about 50 songs, in a little over a year. I never thought I would do it again, but I decided to open up that room and see what I could find. It’s been interesting. Some of it sounds familiar, some of it sounds contemporary, some of it you can’t put a label on – and I’ve never been big on labels anyway.” Perry is reluctant however to put a timescale on his return. “I’ll be honest, I don’t really know how to do that but I can definitely smell a solo project on the horizon. I will be recording some music.”