Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

Pop rock music has lost another member as Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, popular band of the 1980's, died of a heart attack on August 31. Jamison took over lead singing duties of Survivor from David Bickler and recently was touring with an updated version of Survivor that included Bickler. Yes -- two former lead singers sharing the lead, as I saw in the December 2013 concert in Bloomington Illinois, Rock to the Rescue.

While the name Jimi Jamison may not jump out at you, he was the lead singer of some Survivor classics ("High on You," "I Can't Hold Back," and "The Search is Over,") as well as the iconic Baywatch theme song, "I'm Always Here."






Blogger ~Coach said...

We have an appreciation for a lot of that "classic music" in common Lightning...

5:32 AM  
Blogger Iron Mike Sharpe said...

So, he was not the Eye of the Tiger or the Budweiser Real Men of Genius guy, right? He was the next singer?

8:47 AM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

@ Iron Mike -- You are correct, sir. That was David Bickler, who was forced to quit Survivor due to medical problems which, fortunately, cleared up. Jimi Jamison took his place.

11:17 AM  
Blogger angerisagift said...

I THINK when tom araya,maynard,eddie vedder,or james hetfield die then i will officially b OLD

1:50 PM  

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