Jonathan Cain Biography
Jonathan Cain born as Jonathan Leonard Friga is a popular American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is popular for his work with The Babys, Journey and Bad English. Jonathan was first inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey back on April 7, 2017. He was born and raised in Chicago in Illinois.
His parents are Leonard and Nancy Friga who were both Italian. Cain released his first record as the Jonathan Cain Band on Bearsville Records. In 1979, he joined The Babys, appearing on their albums Union Jacks and On the Edge. In 1980, Cain left The Babys to join the rock band Journey, taking Gregg Rolie’s place on keyboards.
Cain aided Journey’s rise to the top of the charts with his first collaborations on the album Escape, composing and playing the piano on songs such as Don’t Stop Believin. Perhaps his most notable contribution was as the sole author of the Journey ballad “Faithfully”, a song about life on the road while in a band. Cain would go on to appear on at least 13 other Journey albums and compilations.
Jonathan Cain Age
Cain was born February 26, 1950, in Illinois, USA. As of 2019, he is 69 years old.
Jonathan Cain Height
Cain’s stands at a height of 1.78 m.
Jonathan Cain Wife
Cain has been married three times. his first wife was Tane McClure a singer. From there he divorced and got married to his second wife named Elizabeth Yvette Fullerton whom he had three children. They later divorced towards the end of 2014. He then married Paula White in April 2015.
Jonathan Cain Songs
»“Til It’s Time To Say Goodbye”/”Ladies’ Night” (1975) October Records [OCT 1001-AS(BS)].
»Windy City Breakdown (1977) Bearsville/Wounded Bird Records.
»Back to the Innocence (1995) Intersound Records.
»Piano with a View (1995) Higher Octave Records.
»Body Language (1997) Higher Octave Records.
»For a Lifetime (1998) Higher Octave Records.
»Namaste (2001) Wildhorse Records.
»Anthology (2001) One Way Records.
»Animated Movie Love Songs (2002) One Way Records.
»Bare Bones (2004) AAO Records.
»Where I Live (2006) AAO Records.
»What God Wants to Hear (2016) Identity Records.
»Unsung Noel (2017)
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Jonathan Cain Net Worth
Cain’s estimated net worth is $30 million dollars. He has managed to earn a good lifestyle from his career as an American musician who began by playing the accordion. He later learned how to play the guitar, bass and harmonica to his list of instruments.
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JONATHAN CAIN: STEVE PERRY PRETTY MUCH SAID ‘LOSE MY NUMBER’
Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain revealed that he’s had almost no direct contact with Steve Perry since the former singer “pretty much said, ‘Lose my number.’”
Even though he was complimentary toward Perry’s comeback album Traces, and noted that he wrote positively about the singer in his book, Cain said he’s accepted the position and it was Perry’s “loss” if he didn’t want to keep in touch.
In a new interview with Michael Cavacini, the keyboardist was asked if he’s tried to reach out since Perry attended Journey’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. “No,” Cain said. “He already said, in so many words, that he’s not interested in a relationship with me or Neal [Schon].”
He added that Perry refused to talk about Cain’s book when interviewers brought it up. “That’s his loss – whatever,” he said. “I don’t live like that. Your decisions and your relationships are what you make them. If he chooses not to have one with myself or Neal, that’s not my wish. But I’m understanding of his space, and I’ll leave it at that. To me, Journey just sold a million tickets on this last tour – our most successful one ever with Arnel [Pineda] – and I choose to be grateful for that.”
Responding to the speculation that Perry wanted to avoid re-connection “because he’s afraid of something happening,” Cain said, “I can’t even go there. You’d have to ask him. I remember when we decided to move on without him. Steve pretty much said, in so many words, ‘Lose my number.’ I don’t have Steve’s number and I don’t talk to him. If he needs something, the publisher reaches out to us.”
He described Perry as having always been “very cooperative” when it came to making decisions over the band’s business dealings. “I’m usually in complete agreement with anything he says,” Cain explained. “He has his life and we have our band and we move on. I can’t really control that situation. It’s what we make of it and that’s where we’re at.”
Perry ruled out a reunion with Journey on a number of occasions last year. “You can still love someone, but not want to work with them,” he said. “And if they only love you because they want to work with you, that doesn’t feel good to me.” He noted that he didn’t “really care to read Jonathan’s book,” describing the memoir as “none of my business.”
Adopted from Ultimate Classic Rock News