Ross Valory

born on 2/2/1949 in San Francisco, CA, United States

Ross Valory

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Ross Valory

Ross Lamont Valory (born February 2, 1949 in San Francisco) is Journey's noted bass player. He and Neal Schon are the only original members of the band still performing with the group. Aside from his termination from the group during the Raised on Radio album sessions (and subsequent tour) in 1986, Valory has played on all of Journey's albums. For Raised on Radio, he was replaced on bass in the studio by Bob Glaub on three songs, while the remaining songs were played by future American Idol judge Randy Jackson, who also played on the subsequent tour.

Valory grew up in Lafayette, CA and attended Acalanes High School.

One of the innovations that Valory uses (it is not known if he is the inventor) is to string a four-string bass with the bottom four strings of a 5-string set. Thus, instead of the usual E-A-D-G arrangement, his bass is strung as B-E-A-D. This adds the five string depth to the songs, while allowing the quick fingering of a four-string neck.

He also plays keyboards and guitar.

Ross Valory also played for The Vu, The Storm, Frumious Bandersnatch and the Steve Miller Band.

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Journey
Steve Augeri | Neal Schon | Ross Valory | Deen Castronovo | Jonathan Cain
Steve Perry | Steve Smith | Mike Baird | Randy Jackson | Gregg Rolie | Aynsley Dunbar | Robert Fleischman | George Tickner | Prairie Prince
Discography
Studio albums: Journey | Look into the Future | Next | Infinity | Evolution | Departure | Dream After Dream | Escape | Frontiers | Raised on Radio | Trial by Fire | Arrival | Red 13 | Generations
Live albums: Captured | Greatest Hits Live
Compilations: In the Beginning | Greatest Hits | The Ballade | Time 3 | The Essential Journey | The Journey Continues | Open Arms~Greatest Hits
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