Herbie Herbert Dies At 73

Journey's Manager _Herbie_ Passed Away

He was the longtime manager of the band “Journey.”

Walter James “Herbie” Herbert II, who went on to manage Journey for nearly two decades, has died of natural causes at his home in Orinda, California, on Monday according to reports by Variety. He was 73 years old at the time.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

His longtime assistant Maria Hoppe, who is the executive director of Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, told the principal outlet of news that the music manager had been suffering from a “prolonged illness.”

Herbert started his career working for tour promoter Bill Graham, initially as a roadie for Santana before becoming the manager of Frumious Bandersnatch. Following the breakup of Santana, Herbert reformed Journey in 1973 and remained the band’s manager until 1993.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Following Mick Brigden, the ex-Rolling Stones tour manager who oversaw the management side of Bill Graham Presents, and Dell Furano, the creator of Winterland Productions marketing, both of whom died in September, Herbert is the third Graham business colleague to pass away in recent months.

His wife Maya, kids Seaya and Katherine, brother Robert, and sister Katherine survive him.

Reactions to Herbie Herbert Dies At 73

Rest In Peace Herbie Herbert

@Leonard_Misner

R.I.P., @Herbie Herbert. No matter how a person feels about him, he brought Steve Perry into Journey and changed the world FOREVER. For that I will be eternally grateful. 1948-2021 #walterherbert #herbieherbert

@Valkyrie9811

So sad to hear of the passing of long time Journey manager Herbie Herbert. My condolences go out to his family and friends. Rest In Peace Herbie. 🙏

@hippiechick7766

RIP Herbie Herbert. Thanks for giving us Journey #Herbieherbert #Journey #Legend #Roxette #Europe #NealSchon #MrBig #rockhistory

@StarflightJib

I just heard the sad news that Herbie Herbert died today. I would have liked to have met him. But you know, I remember him standing at our side of the stage, checking out the crowd coming in as we sat in the second row at the 1986 Journey show in Salt Lake City. #JourneyOfficial

@MrTonyStark70

Thinking of Herbie Herbert's wife, family and friends during this difficult time. Herbie was brilliant, innovative and exceptional in the music industry. He set the bar high. #HerbieHerbert #Journey

@PodPretentious

Herbie Herbert RIP ♥️

@rickfriel

R.I.P. Herbie Herbert. Thank you for discovering Steve Perry. February 5, 1948 - October 26, 2021. #herbieherbert #journey #nealschon #greggrolie #rossvalory #stevesmith #steveperry #jonathancain #ansleydunbar #prarieprince #mrbig #roxette #georgetickner #santana #hardline

@Lady_J50

Herbie Herbert. One of the greatest if not THE greatest managers in all of the music industry BAR NONE. I can listen to him for hours talking about anything and any one; he was truly great. Sadly he is no longer with us. Godspeed, Herbie. 😞🎸🙏🏻

@RobDon213LA

JourneyやMr.BigのマネージャーだったHerbie Herbert氏がお亡くなりになったそうです。 RIP

@devotional_MMXX

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