Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Steve Perry Is 65

Whatever crimes against music Stephen Ray Perry may have committed in his long career—and I am thinking, in particular, of the song that ended that show, you know what I'm talking about—he will always have this piece of work on the credit side of his ledger, which is more than so many of us can say about our own accomplishments. This is a pretty perfect song; I suspect it has something to do with the rising action in the chorus. It is also somewhat embarrassing to like, but that is true of so many things in life that we all secretly enjoy. Anyway, happy birthday Steve Perry. You are 65 today, and no one can take this away from you.

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barnhouse (#1,326)

That is how you spell Sherrie?! Good lord.

When my old bf was waiting tables in Beverly Hills at this super weirdo little Italian restaurant Steve P. used to go in there all the time, and I was reliably informed that he is the kindest and best guy, funny and nice, no celeb antics etc. I join you in wishing him a happy birthday today. I wonder, how is he celebrating?

Well, the song, Oh Sherrie, was written for his long time girlfriend Sherrie, and that is how she spelled it….. or her parents I would suspect, so probably take the issue up with them.

I too have heard he is humble, kind, shy and very funny. To meet him would be a dream come true for me! Having been a fan of his from the beginning, seen him in concert and have waited and waited for a new solo album.

But that is indeed the correct spelling of her name: Sherrie Swafford, and that is the REAL Sherrie in the video as well.

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