Oklahoma-born rocker Neal Schon, of famed rock band Journey, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Friday prior to Journey’s sold-out concert at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The only constant member of Journey, Neal Schon was born at Tinker Air Force Base southeast of Oklahoma City. The multi-talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter also was a member of Santana and Bad English, HSAS, Abraxas Pool, Soul SirkUS, and other bands and enjoys a successful solo career.
As a member of Journey, Schon co-wrote some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It” “Lights,” and “Wheel In The Sky.”
“The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is thrilled to induct Neal Schon to kick off the first of a number of events planned in Tulsa and OKC,” says Jim Blair, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame’s executive director.
Schon joins a prestigious group of past inductees, including Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton, Ronnie Dunn, and Carrie Underwood, among others, who have contributed to Oklahoma’s rich musical local, national and international history.
According to the news release, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame plans to induct additional 2013 honorees at an Oct. 15 ceremony at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. The names of the other members of the 2013 class have not yet been announced.
For more information about the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, go to omhof.com.