The original Journey: Ross Valory, George Tickner, Anysley Dunbar, Neal Schon, & Gregg Rolie. Photo
BAM Magazine began publication in 1976 on the premise that a free music magazine would attract readers if given away at record shops, musical instrument stores and concerts. Six months later, it paid off. BAM was the fastest growing publication in the United States. BAM focused on the California music scene, and produced the highly recognized Bay Area Music Awards (The BAMMIES) for over 25 years!