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Love and Legacy: The Journey of Sherrie Swafford with Steve Perry

Steve Perry Journey

Steve Perry is an American Singer and Songwriter. His full name is Stephen Ray Perry. He was born in 1949 in Hanford, California, United States with nationality American, Portuguese. Now-74-year-old Mr. Steve Perry was a longtime lead singer of the Rock Group, “Journey”. He earned the nickname, “the voice”.

American rock band Journey in the United States in 2018 generated 15.9 million U.S. Dollars with tour activities.

The journey started out as an adventurous blues/prog/rock band under Neal Schon but found worldwide fame with some of the greatest AOR albums once Steve Perry took over.

He has been part of some famous Albums:

  1. The Best of Journey
  2. Time
  3. Traces
  4. Street Talk
  5. The Season
  6. For the Love of Strange
  7. Raised on Radio
  8. Against the Wall
  9. Greatest Hits
  10. Greatest Hits+ Five Unreleased
  11. Playlist: The Very Best of Steve Perry

Love Behind the Lyrics: Sherrie Swafford

In 1984, The iconic Steve Perry journey started when he released his first solo album, Street Talk. The record sold more than 2 million units, scoring the hit singles No. 3 “Oh Sherrie”, and No. 18 “Foolish Heart”.

The Solo Album “Street Talk” by Steve Perry Titles are Follow:

  1. “Oh Sherrie”
  2. “I Believe”
  3. “She’s Mine”
  4. “Strung Out”
  5. “Foolish Heart”

Perry’s debut solo and biggest hit as a solo artist was written for his then-girlfriend Sherrie Swafford, who also appeared in the music video. Sherrie Swafford was the main inspiration behind ‘Oh Sherrie’. oh sherry song:

Perry started working on another solo album titled “Against the Wall. With the popularity of “Oh Sherrie” and not part of the journey for 2 years he has been offered by artists USA for Africa Project and also being a soloist on the song.

Moving On: Steve Perry and Sherrie Swafford’s Journey Beyond the Breakup

His relationship with his girlfriend Sherrie Swafford became trouble due to two major things.

  • Mother illness
  • Decision to rejoin Journey

Mary Quaresma Perry Rottman was seriously suffering from a neurological illness. Steve had to spend many days with his mother and meanwhile, he also pondered about career decisions eighter to rejoin “Journey” or not.

In 1985, his mother passed away and she speak the last word “journey”. This makes Steve to rejoin the Journey and fulfill her mother’s words.

Steve Perry Words about break up:

“It was in June, it’s been about a year and a half. She and I were kind of in and out, but by the time 1985 hit, it was history. That’s why I say 1985 was a difficult year for more than the three reasons because I was going through the emotional stress with my mother, wishing that Sherrie was there. We were good for each other, but not right for each other and then, again, not good for each other but right for each other. I know that’s hard to explain, but it’s very easy to be truly in love with someone but not be able to work it out. It happens every day, but it really had never happened to me. I never really and truly, from the bottom of my heart, fell in love with someone like I did with Sherrie, and I believe that the same goes from her side… and it always will.

“I think that when you do love someone, you never stop loving them, you just have to deal with it. That’s rough. It’s just something that you have to face, and it’s maybe just not the right time or maybe it’s just not right at all. But the hardest part is that, once you do fall in love with someone, you’re there… and if you pull out, then you never really were in love with them. That’s what I think personally for myself at least. And it makes it very difficult because I deal with it on a daily basis.

Not one day goes by that I’m not thinking about her or wishing that I could see her, but all the while knowing that seeing her isn’t the best thing for her or me because it just stirs up some complex emotions that I’m just not wanting to look at right now. It’s very difficult, so I would just want to add that Sherrie was a very special lady for me and she meant an awful lot to me and … (pause) it just didn’t work out for us.

Steve Perry Wife

Steve Never married. There is no widely known information about Steve Perry being married. Of course they have to want it, but I want Steve Perry and Sherrie Swafford to get back together as a romantic couple. They still love each other and have remained friends.

Closure and Change After Relationship – Where is She?

Perry and Swafford eventually separated, and both moved on with their lives. Perry continued his music career, while Swafford retreated from the public eye.

Despite being in the public eye due to her connection with Steve Perry, Sherrie Swafford has maintained a relatively private life. Not much information is publicly available about her background, personal life, or activities outside of her relationship with Perry.

As for Sherrie…

“I am an esthetician, teach yoga, never married, no children. Love my animals, planting flowers, and life. Cherish my friends (including Steve) and my privacy. It was so different for us! It was just Love, nothing else!”

Love never ends. Love holds on. ❤️

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