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Lead rocker Jimi Jamison of Survivor dies at 63

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Sep 2, 2014

Rocker Jimi Jamison, lead singer of '80s rock band Survivor, has died at 63 years old.

 

"Jamison joined the band in 1984 after Survivor scored the No. 1 hit 'Eye of the Tiger,' from the 'Rocky III' soundtrack. Original lead singer Dave Bickler left the band for medical reasons," reports CNN

"Jamison sang on five Top 20 singles. In addition to 'The Search is Over,' which peaked at No. 4, and 'Burning Heart,' which made it to No. 2 on the charts and was on the 'Rocky IV' soundtrack, Jamison provided vocals for'"I Can't Hold Back,' 'High on You,' and 'Is This Love,'" CNN further reports. "Fans of TV's 'Baywatch' might also recognize his voice. He sang and helped pen the show's theme song, 'I'm Always Here.'"

Survivor disbanded in 1989, but reunited in the studio in 1993 with Bickler as lead. The band recorded a couple of new songs for a greatest hits album. 

Jamison rejoined Survivor in 2000.

Julianne Cassidy

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.