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1981
?The Babys release their compilation album Anthology
FebruaryJourney releases the double live album titled Captured
February 21The album, Captured, enters the Billboard Charts and peaks at #9.
FebruaryThe single The Party's Over is released.
MarchRehearsals begin for the Escape album.
April 4The Party's Over hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #34.
AprilJourney releases the Japanese soundtrack Dream After Dream
June 13Jonathan makes his first stage performance with Journey, Mountain Aire Festival
JulyThe soundtrack to the movie Heavy Metal is released and peaks at #12 on the Billboard Top 40
August?Journey's first top ten single, Who's Crying Now, is released
August 1Who's Crying Now hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #4.
AugustJourney releases what will become their best selling album, Escape
August 8The album, Escape, enters the Billboard Top 40
September 12Escape becomes Journey's first and only #1 album. I remains at #1 for only one week
September 18Escape reaches platinum status.
OctoberThe single Don't Stop Believin is released
November 11Don't Stop Believin hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #9.
December 12A month before their first Super Bowl victory, the San Francisco 49ers join Journey on stage, Cow Palace, San Francisco
December 23Captured reaches platinum status.
?Neal Schon teams up with Jan Hammer and release their first of two albums, Untold Passion
?The movie Heavy Metal is released in theatres, which includes the song Open Arms

1982
JanuaryThe next Escape single, Open Arms, is released.
January 23Journey's highest charting single, Open Arms, hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #2 for six consecutive weeks only to be denied the #1 position by Centerfold (J. Geils Band) and I Love Rock And Roll (Joan Jett).
?Jonathan Cain co-produces (and co-writes, etc.) his first wife's debut album, Tane Cain (pronounced Tawnee). Neal also does solo guitar work on the album
MayThe single Still They Ride is released
June 12Still They Ride hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #19
June ??Journey opens for the Rolling Stones
June ??During Journey's last half of the Escape tour stage enhancements are made including the addition of two 60 foot video screens, never previously attempted by anyone
September ?Steve Perry and Kenny Loggins perform a duet together and release the single Don't Fight It.
September 18Tane Cane's single Holdin On hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at # 37.
September 25Don't Fight It hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at # 17.
?Neal Schon and Jan Hammer release their second of two albums, Here To Stay
?Journey releases two songs on the Tron soundtrack including "Only Solutions," and "1990's Theme"
?The movie The Last American Virgin is released in theaters, which includes the song Open Arms
?The movie Megaforce is released to theaters, which includes the title song written by Jonathan Cain and performed by 707 (Kevin Chalfant is vocalist)
Late 82Journey becomes the first band to release a video game--Journey Escape

1983
?Last minute changes are made to the upcoming Frontiers album. Ask The Lonely and Only The Young are removed and replaced with Back Talk and Troubled Child
FebruaryJourney releases their follow-up album, Frontiers
February 5The single Separate Ways (World's Apart) is released and peaks at #8 on the Billboard Top 40
February 19Frontiers enters the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at # 2 for nine (9) consecutive weeks only to be deniged the #1 postion by Michael Jackson's Thriller which stayed at #1 for a total of 37 weeks (the best selling record of all time)
April 4Frontiers reaches platinum status.
April 30The single Faithfully is released and peaks at #12 on the Billboard Top 40
June 4The concert footage from the video Frontiers and Beyond is filmed at JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA
?The band members beg for time off and finally get it. Everyone goes their separate ways to release solo material or work with other musicians
July 23The single After The Fall is released and peaks at #23 on the Billboard Top 40
SeptemberThe single Send Her My Love is released
October 22Send Her My Love hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #23
NovemberThe song Ask The Lonely is included in the movie soundtrack Two Of A Kind. The soundtrack peaks at #26 on the Billboard Top 40.
November 9HSAS (with Neal Schon and Sammy Hagar) starts the live recording of their future album, Through The Fire
November 21HSAS finishes the live recording of the album Through The Fire
?The movie Risky Business is released to theaters, which includes the song After The Fall

1984
January 16The Two Of A Kind sountrack reaches platinum status.
?HSAS releases their only album Through The Fire
March 31The album, Through The Fire, appears on the Billboard chart. It eventually peaks at #42
AprilSteve Perry releases his first solo album, Street Talk
AprilThe first single from Steve's album, Oh Sherrie, is released.
April 14Oh Sherrie enters the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #3
July?Steve Perry's next single, She's Mine, is released
July 7She's Mine enters the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #21
July 13Street Talk reaches platinum status.
SeptemberThe soundtrack to the movie Teachers is released, which includes the song Can't Stop The Fire (music by Neal Schon and performed by Eric Martin). The soundtrack eventually hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #34.
OctoberSteve Perry's third single, Strung Out, is released
October 7Strung Out enters the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #40
?The movie The Terminator (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) is released to theaters, which includes the song Photoplay (co-written by Jonathan Cain and peformed by Tryanglz-Tane Cain's new band)
?Ex-lead vocalist, Robert Fleischman, joins the band Channel and release their self-titled, debut album
?Everyone gets back together again to start work on their next album, Raised On Radio
?Journey travels to Cleveland to meet Kenny Sykaluk (age 16), battling cystic fibrosis. They gave him a walkman and a copy of the song Only The Young. Sadly, Kenny died the next morning
DecemberSteve Perry's final single from Street Talk, Foolish Heart, is released
December 22Foolish Heart hits the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at #18 Strung Out enters the Billboard Top 40 and peaks at
1984 (Late)Jonathan and Tane (Tahnee) Cain file for divorce after five years of marrage.


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