The man who managed the famous rock band Journey Herbie Herbert is reportedly dead at 73 years of age.
According to variety, it was confirmed that Herbert died at his home in Orinda, California on Monday, of natural causes.
Journey Herbie Herbert started his career in the industry as a roadie for Santana, but was best known for his managerial role for Journey, the band who sang the iconic tune Don’t Stop Believing.
During his lifetime, he managed a San Francisco-bed rock band called Frumious Bandersnatch, which got its name from a character from Lewis Carroll’s poem called Jabberwocky. He also managed the Steve Miller Band and co-managed the Swedish groups Roxette and Europe.
He left his band group over an alleged misunderstanding in 2013 with Steve Perry and called his exit a “tragedy” during an interview in 2017.
Speaking to San Francisco radio station KQED, he said at the time: “It’s all rooted in financial issues, and it’s too bad because it could be the undoing of what is a great business.”
After his demise, his wife told Variety: “He made so many people’s lives and careers truly better, and as a manager, he always made decisions based on what was for the greater good.”
Fans and well-wishers also sent in their heartfelt condolences.
“I’ll cherish all the incredible times and trials and tribulations we experienced together.”Herbie was an incredible hands-on manager and fought like a motherf**ker for all of us every step of the way. I can easily say that without his vision there would have never been many of the innovative things that we shared. I hold the greatest times in my heart forever.”says Neal Schon.
Sons of Apollo singer Jeff Scott tweeted: “Very sad to hear former Journey manager/guru Herbie Herbert has passed away.
“Herbie was a former road dog for Santana back in the day, he built Journey from the ground up up and without his guidance and heavy hand, that legend alone would not have existed. RIP HHx”he concluded.
Herbert got his start in the music business with the aid of his mentor Bill Graham.