15 Facts About Jonathan Cain


Jonathan Cain has worked with The Babys and Bad English.


Jonathan Cain maintains a solo career as a contemporary Christian artist.


Jonathan Cain was born in Chicago to Leonard and Nancy Friga.


At the age of eight, Jonathan Cain began accordion lessons, and by the time he was in his teens, he was playing accordion and piano at parties and in clubs.


Jonathan Cain is a survivor of the Our Lady of the Angels school fire of 1958, in which 92 students and 3 nuns died.


In 1968, Jonathan Cain graduated from East Leyden High School in the Chicago suburb of Franklin Park, Illinois and later attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music.


In 1980, Jonathan Cain left The Babys to join the rock band Journey, taking Gregg Rolie's place on keyboards.


Jonathan Cain aided Journey's rise to the top of the charts with his first collaborations on the album Escape, composing and playing the piano on songs such as "Don't Stop Believin'", described by AllMusic as "one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock".


Jonathan Cain would go on to appear on at least 13 other Journey albums and compilations.


Jonathan Cain reunited with former Babys bandmates John Waite and Ricky Phillips, fellow Journey bandmate Neal Schon, and future Journey drummer Deen Castronovo to form the band Bad English.


Jonathan Cain serves as the worship leader at City of Destiny, where his wife Paula White is the pastor.


In May 2018, Jonathan Cain became a published author with the release of his memoir, Don't Stop Believin': The Man, the Band, and the Song That Inspired Generations.


Jonathan Cain is a devout Christian and his beliefs are seen in his work creating and sharing Christian music.


In November 2022, Jonathan Cain performed "Don't Stop Believin'", which he co-wrote, at a party at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.


Jonathan Cain has received two BMI songwriter awards, both for songs co-written with Steve Perry, "Open Arms" and "Who's Crying Now".