George Tickner’s Married Wife and Children: Meet The Musician’s Partner, Kids, and Family

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George Tickner has died at age 76 but fans of the rock band, Journey, want to know if he was married with children.

On July 5, 2023, the world learned about the death of one prominent member of the iconic ’80s rock band Journey. Original guitarist and co-founder of Journey, George Tickner, had died aged 76.

The band was more experimental and less successful. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have never even earned a Grammy Award, and have only been nominated once in their entire career.

In the wake of this tragic news about his passing, his family especially his wife and children are the ones going to grieve the most. But, who was he married many kids did he have? Read on for more.

Journey guitarist George Tickner has died

Who was George Tickner married to?

Born George Tyndall Tickner on September 8, 1946, he was an American rock musician who played rhythm guitar and co-wrote songs as a founding member of Journey.

Prior to joining Journey, Tickner was a member of the San Francisco psychedelic rock band Frumious Bandersnatch, along with fellow Journey founder Ross Valory.

In 1973, Tickner was in the lineup for a number of performances by Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders’ band.

Who was George Tickner’s wife? About his love life, George Tickner was tight-lipped about his personal life and hence, there is no information about whether he was married with a wife or dated any woman when he was alive.

Did George Tickner have any children? Whether George Tickner was a father or not remains unknown on the internet. He lived a private life and never mentioned welcoming a son or daughter, hence he is believed to have had no kids.

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Why did George Tickner leave Journey and what was he doing afterwards?

After the release of Journey’s debut album, he left the band to attend Stanford Medical School on a full scholarship. Upon Tickner’s departure, Journey lead guitarist Neal Schon took over all of the band’s guitar duties, until Jonathan Cain (keyboards/rhythm guitar) joined in 1981.

After leaving Journey, Tickner maintained an active interest in music, as well as contacts with his former bandmates. He and Ross Valory created The Hive, a recording studio where he continued to write and compose music. Tickner, Valory, and keyboardist Stevie ‘Keys’ Roseman came together to form the band VTR, releasing an album called Cinema, which featured other present and former members of Journey, such as Schon, Steve Smith, and Prairie Prince

In January 2005, Tickner appeared with past and present members of the band Journey to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Tickner died in July 2023, at the age of 76.

Journey formed in San Francisco, California in the early 1970s
Journey formed in San Francisco, California in the early 1970s.
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What was George Tickner’s cause of death?

Neal Schon, another co-founding member of the iconic band behind the tune Don’t Stop Believin’, confirmed the news on Thursday morning via Facebook but his cause of death was not revealed.

“Journey Junkies, I have some very sad news,” Schon wrote in a post.

“George Tickner, Journey’s original rhythm guitarist and songwriting contributor on their first three albums, has passed away.”

“He was 76 years old,” the lead guitarist and songwriter added.

Schon thanked Tickner for everything he contributed to Journey over the years and added a touching note about endless tributes for the guitarist.

“Godspeed, George… thank you for the music. We will be paying tribute to you on this page indefinitely,” he said.

“Our condolences to his family and friends, and to all past and present band members.”

Schon continued: “So heartbreaking.. I think we need to do a group hug, JJ’s.”