Ross Valory, bass player for Journey, photographed by Ken Kurson on Sept 27, 2019, at the Hard Rock in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Art amplification by Ron Hart RockAndRollGlobe.com.
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This guy is an underrated player in the grandest tradition of stoic, easily ignored bassists. Valory was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of Journey in 2017 during a ceremony that was marred by the failure of Steve Perry to actually sing with the band, though his speech accepting the honor was awesome.
Here’s a straight, untreated photo of Valory, who has since been fired from the band for the second time. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain and some other sideman are visible in the background.