George Tickner

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George Tickner
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Background information
Born (1946-09-08) September 8, 1946 (age 70)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Genres Hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1967–present
Labels Frontiers Records
Associated acts Journey, Frumious Bandersnatch, The Jerry Garcia Band

George Tyndall Tickner (born September 8, 1946 in Syracuse, New York) is an American rock musician who played rhythm guitar and co-wrote songs as a founding member of Journey.

Career[edit]

Prior to joining Journey, Tickner was a member of the San Francisco psychedelic rock band Frumious Bandersnatch, along with fellow Journey founder Ross Valory.[1] After the release of the band's debut album, he left Journey to attend Stanford Medical School on a full scholarship. Upon Tickner's departure, Journey lead guitarist Neal Schon took over all of the band's guitar duties, until Jonathan Cain (keyboards/rhythm guitar) joined in 1981.

Since leaving Journey, Tickner has maintained an active interest in music, as well as contacts with his former bandmates. He and Ross Valory created The Hive, a recording studio where he continued to write and compose music. Tickner, Valory and keyboardist Stevie 'Keys' Roseman came together to form the band VTR, releasing an album called Cinema, which featured other present and former members of Journey, such as Schon, Steve Smith, and Prairie Prince.[2]

In January 2005, Tickner appeared with past and present members of the band to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Discography[edit]

With Frumious Bandersnatch[edit]

  • A Young Man's Song

With Faun[edit]

  • Faun (1972)

With Journey[edit]

Solo/collaborative works[edit]

  • VTR - Cinema

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neil Daniels Don't Stop Believin': The Untold Story Of Journey-0857128213 2012 "He was joined byguitarist David Denny, drummer Jack King and bassist Bobby Winkelman, all of whom would become members of the Steve Miller Band. In factit was Jim Nixon, the manager of Frumious Bandersnatch, who would introduce the ."
  2. ^ Rossvalory.com

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