LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-APRIL 2, 2019…ON THIS DATE 35 YEARS AGO STEVE PERRY THE FORMER LEAD SINGER OF JOURNEY RELEASED HIS
FIRST SOLO SINGLE ‘OH SHERRIE’.
THE SONG WAS ABOUT PERRY’S REAL LIFE GIRLFRIEND SHERRIE SWAFFORD, WHO ALSO APPEARED IN THE VIDEO.
SO THE QUESTION IS, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PERRY’S REAL LIFE GIRLFRIEND SHERRIE?
SHERRIE AND PERRY’S LOVE DID HOLD ON FOR A WHILE, BUT THEY EVENTUALLY SPLIT. LONG AFTER, PERRY SPOKE WELL OF HER, SAYING THEY WERE “CRAZY IN LOVE” AND THAT DATING A ROCK STAR WAS NO EASY TASK. SHERRIE SWAFFORD HAS KEPT A LOW PROFILE TO KEEP HER PRIVACY. HOWEVER, SHE DID GIVE A BRIEF STATEMENT TO A BLOGGER ABOUT WHAT SHE’S BEEN UP TO:
“MTV, VH1 [contacted me and] I did nothing and hoped they thought it was the wrong number! I am an esthetician, teach yoga, never married, no children. Love my animals, planting flowers and life. Cherish my friends (including Steve) and my privacy. It was so different for us! It was just Love, nothing else!”
HERE’S THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘OH SHERRIE’ FROM STEVE PERRY