Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations

Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations

by Jonathan Cain


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Keyboardist and songwriter with the band Journey, Jonathan Cain writes this long-awaited memoir about his personal story of overcoming and faith, his career with one of the most successful musical groups in history, and the stories behind his greatest hits including "Don't Stop Believin'."

When Jonathan Cain and the iconic band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cain could say he had finally arrived. But Cain's journey wasn't always easy—and his true arrival in life had more to do with faith than fame.

As a child, Cain survived a horrific school fire that killed nearly 100 of his classmates. His experience formed a resilience that would carry him through both tragedy and success. Moving from Chicago to Sunset Boulevard, Cain never let go of his dreams, eventually getting his big break with Journey—and writing the songs that would become the soundtrack of a generation.

Don't Stop Believin' is an epic story of one man's dream that takes you from playing old-country songs at an Italian Deli in Chicago and his experiences with a warm, encouraging father who died too soon, to suddenly writing mega-bestselling songs with some of the most talented musicians and performers ever to take the stage of some of the world's largest arenas. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the extraordinary story of their gifted new vocalist, Arnel Pineda.

Through a wonderful retrospective of music that takes us right to the present, Jonathan Cain reminds us of the melodies and lyrics that serve as milestones for our biggest dreams as they call us to never stop believing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310351344
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 378,111
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Cain is a musician best known as the keyboardist and lyricist for the world-renowned band Journey, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His acclaimed worship album, What God Wants to Hear, is filled with personal songs about his faith journey. Jonathan and his wife, Pastor Paula White, live in Apopka, Florida.

Table of Contents

Opening Interlude 13

Part 1 "Just a City Boy"

1 "Foolish Heart" 17

2 "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" 21

3 "Rock around the Clock" 27

Interlude 37

4 "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" 39

5 "Great Balls of Fire" 44

Interlude 51

6 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 53

Part 2 "Born to Sing the Blues"

Interlude 59

7 "Johnny B. Goode" 61

8 "House of the Rising Sun" 70

Interlude 81

9 "Beginnings" 83

10 "Hold What You've Got" 92

Interlude 99

11 "You Better Think Twice" 101

Part 3 "The Midnight Train Goin' Anywhere"

Interlude 111

12 "Rock It Down" 113

Interlude 127

13 "Isn't It Time" 129

14 "Turn and Walk Away" 140

Interlude 153

15 "Lay It Down" 155

Interlude 169

16 "Liberty" 171

17 "Running Alone" 182

Interlude 197

Part 4 "Shadows Searching in the Night"

18 "My Old Man" 201

19 "Working Class Man" 207

Interlude 213

20 "Best of What I Got" 215

21 "Back to the Innocence" 223

22 "Trial by Fire" 229

Interlude 239

Part 5 "It Goes On and On and On and On"

23 "To Be Alive Again" 243

24 "Gone Crazy" 249

Interlude 253

25 "Wildest Dreams" 255

Interlude 265

26 "After All These Years" 267

Interlude 275

27 "Shine" 277

28 "Ashes to Beauty" 284

Closing Interlude 295

Acknowledgments 297

"The Songs You Leave Behind" 301

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