By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Neal Schon is recognized by many as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest guitarist for his work with Journey, and now, Schon’s accomplishments are also getting recognition in his hometown.
It has been announced that Schon will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Tulsa, OK on Friday (August 23) right before he and Journey take the stage at The Joint Hard Rock Event Center, according to the official press release.
Schon, who has been the only constant member of Journey since it came to fruition in the 70s, co-wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Wheel in the Sky” and “Any Way You Want It.” Other than his work with Journey, Schon has also played with big-time acts such as Santana, Bad English and HSAS, and had success as a solo artist.
The Oklahoma City native’s induction allows him to join the ranks of artists such as Woody Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton, Ronnie Dunn and more.
Meanwhile, Journey, who’s documentary Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey was released to DVD this week, has tour dates scheduled in North America through September.
For more on Neal Schon and the rest of Journey, head to the band’s official website, and be sure to leave us with your thoughts in the comments section below!