TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Neal Schon, guitarist for the rock band Journey, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame prior to the band's performance Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Schon was born at Tinker Air Force Base southeast of Oklahoma City. He co-wrote some of the group's biggest hits, including "Don't Stop Believin'," ''Any Way You Want It" and "Wheel in the Sky."
Other 2013 inductees to the Muskogee-based hall will be announced later this year, with a ceremony planned for Oct. 15.
"We've been talking to Neal for quite some time and finally the stars all aligned to make this happen," said Micheal Rappe, assistant executive director of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, told the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/15en5SL ).
Past inductees to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame include Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton, Ronnie Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith and Vince Gill.
Schon has been with Journey for all of its albums and tours, making him the only member of the band to remain through the years. He previously worked with Santana.