Journey: “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”

ALBUM: Evolution

YEAR: 1979

WRITER: Steve Perry

Journey’s first Top 20 hit, it peaked at number-16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

What does Journey guitarist Neal Schon think about first when “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” comes on the radio? Here’s what Neal had to say. “I think about a lot of Sam Cooke. [Laughs] I think he’s probably rolling in the grave when he hears it. If anybody has ever listened to Sam Cooke before, I mean, you’ll hear that he was a very big influence on Steven and a lot of other singers, too. Rod Stewart, as well. I mean, you can hear a lot of the same inflections, the same type of turns in their voice. And, hey, you know, you gotta learn from someone.”

Journey drummer Steve Smith celebrates his 63rd birthday today (August 21st).


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 98.5 WNCX

Albums Turning 40 In 2018
Get The New Radio.Com App
TSO: December 29, 2017

Listen Live