Remembering Jimi Jamison of Survivor with his friend Jim Peterik
This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th @ 6pm CST
On this segment of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” we pause to remember SURVIVOR vocalist JIMI JAMISON who suddenly passed away on September 1st of a heart attack at age 63.
Although Jimi hailed from Memphis, Chicago and its people became very special to him after he became vocalist for Survivor in 1984, beginning with their album “Vital Signs.” Jamison helped revitalize the Windy City band’s chart and bring them back into the national Top 10 with huge radio successes as “The Search is Over” (#1), “High On You” (#8), “I Can’t Hold Back” (#13), and “Is This Love” (#10).
Prior to Survivor, Jamison fronted the bands Target and Cobra. He later sang on recording sessions by ZZ Top, Joe Walsh and others.
This program will feature songs from throughout Jimi’s long career, including one from his hard rocking pre-Survivor band, COBRA. Special guest on this program is Survivor co-founder and Jimi Jamison’s longtime friend – JIM PETERIK — who shares memories of touring and making music with Jimi, both with Survivor, and with Jimi the solo artist. Great music and warm memories of one of Melodic Rock’s greatest vocalists and a really nice human being who loved his fans.
This program is dedicated to Jimi’s family, friends and fans!
Enjoy more of Jim Peterik’s memories about the SURVIVOR years and other chapters of his long and colorful career in his new book — “Through The Eye Of The Tiger” — and via his well produced and entertaining web series, “The Song Is The Vehicle: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Life Of Jim Peterik” found at: www.thesongisthevehicle.com