Neal Schon’s wife, Michaele Schon (Real Housewives D.C. Star) organized a celebration for her husband, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame JOURNEY Founder, NEAL SCHON’s Birthday.
Neal and Michaele Schon at Neal’s Birthday Party 2/23/2019
Custom Schon PRS Guitar Shaped Birthday Cake
The celebration began with a surprise birthday party following the JOURNEY THROUGH TIME Sold Out Show in Oakland, CA on Saturday, February 23, which included a stunning, custom Schon PRS Guitar shaped cake and the presence of Schon’s friends from across the country.
Neal Schon’s Birthday Gift – Gibson Vintage 1954 Les Paul Gold Top
The legendary musician was also gifted, from his wife, Mrs. Schon, a rare Gibson Vintage 1954 Les Paul Gold Top that she specially located and purchased in Europe. Schon took to Twitter to share his overwhelming excitement and gratitude to his ‘Lady M’:
“Ok I’m freaking the f* out !!! My wife Michaele -LadyM bought me this Gibson Vintage 1954 Les Paul Gold top for my BD Its from Europe !!!”
Michaele Schon also organized a special video “Birthday Card” featuring many of Neal’s closest friends and fellow guitar greats including Joe Elliott, Zach Wylde, Sammy Hagar, Michaele, Gregg Rolie, Deen Castronovo, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Marti Frederiksen, Adam Day, Richie Surrency, Chris Collins, Robert and MaryAnne McKnight, Dean O’Neal, Iron Mike and the Island Band, Erik Kabik, Steve Rose, Steve Toomey, Raz, Gary Bauer, Scott Boorey, Brett “Bucky“ Enzensperger, Danny James, Matt Wilenchik, and Randy Garber.
Neal, Surrounded by Friends and Family, is Surprised with Birthday Celebration!
The couple would also like to thank all of the additional Journey fans, friends, crew, and the entire Journey family for all of their messages and videos.
Fans can catch Neal Schon live with JOURNEY THROUGH TIME, with additional dates updating at SchonMusic.com.
Catch JOURNEY THROUGH TIME Live:
03/01 @ The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
03/02 @ Orpheum Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Neal Schon founded Journey in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. Schon is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who is not only the founding member of Journey, but was a member of Santana and has performed with a variety of other acts including Bad English, Jan Hammer, HSAS and has released 10 solo albums including his latest Votex. His guitar style has been described as soulful and melodic, admired by such fellow legends as Eric Clapton and Prince, who reportedly asked for Schon’s blessing to release “Purple Rain”, which echoed a similar sound to Journey’s “Faithfully”.
Journey’s worldwide sales have reached over 100 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with a wide selection of chart-topping hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Open Arms”, “Lights”, “Faithfully”, and “When You Love a Woman”, among others.