b. USA. Fleischman originally came to prominence as the singer with Journey in San Francisco, California, USA. He was recruited by that group in June 1977 following the release of their debut album. However, after touring with Journey in support of Emerson, Lake And Palmer, he was ejected from the band in favour of Steve Perry before he had the chance to record. Two years later Fleischman returned with his debut solo album, a stolid AOR collection that allowed him to use several songs originally envisioned for inclusion on Journey’s second album. Its lack of success halted his career, until he joined first Channel and then Vinnie Vincent’s Invasion. Neither of these placements proved to be long-term commitments, however.