He was around 10 years old when, during a car trip with his mother, he discovered his career path; after listening to Sam Cooke on the radio, the young Perry decided he wanted to be a singer.
When Perry was 12 years old, he heard Sam Cooke's song "Cupid" on his mother's car radio. His family moved to Lemoore, California, during Perry's teen years.Later, I found myself telling Michael Bolton that I listened to "Time, Love and Tenderness" at the gym the other day. That was after I gushed to Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson that I was belting out "Never" on the way to the event.It was like 1985 decided to show up tonight, and turned me into a five-year-old. But now I consider him one of the coolest people in the world (and not just because he managed to raise over .5 million for City of Hope this year, which is the leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases).No, in this case, it would be because without him being one of the most powerful and respected men in the industry (he's head of music and a managing partner at CAA), I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet and interview the one person I honestly never thought I would—former Journey frontman Steve Perry.