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.