Contact Us

Journey’s Jonathan Cain Explains Heartbreaking Story About Hit Song “Only the Young” [VIDEO]

Legendary pop/rock band Journey will make an appearance at the Yakima Valley SunDome Wednesday night with a cache of hit songs to their credit that is sure to please any and all in attendance who grew up listening to the radio in the ’70s and ’80s.

One such song is the band’s 1985 song “Only the Young,” which peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 that spring.

Keyboardist Jonathan Cain, who co-wrote mega-hits like “Don’t Stop Believin,'” “Open Arms” and “Faithfully,” also penned that song after parting ways with John Waite and The Babys and joining Journey. The song took on an entirely different context after the band visited a then 16-year-old boy who was terminally ill with cystic fibrosis.

Cain, still emotional about the encounter over three decades later, detailed the meeting with the child on VH1’s 2001 episode of “Behind the Music.”

*WARNING* Beware of onion-cutting ninjas and surprise dust storms when watching this clip

Subscribe to KATS: THE Rock Station on

Best of KATS

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://katsfm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kat House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kat House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.