Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Jimi Jamison Has Died

Jimi Jamison, whose soaring tenor powered many hits for the arena rock band Survivor, died Sunday night, the band confirmed Monday. He was 63.

23 comments:

sandybrook said...

RIP

audrey said...

Rest in Peace.

Steampunk Jazz said...

You had a great run, Enjoy the rest...

Topper Madison said...

First, I've never seen this video to this song before.

Second, I never realized how cute he was. (I was way more into Peter Frampton then.)

Third, 63 is still way too young. Very sad.

Vera Christina said...

He also did vocals for Budweiser commercial songs.

RIP

Patience Fullerton said...

That video... how refreshing! No heaving cleavage wagged in anyone's face, no undulating asses -- just talent. How quaint. And missed.

MeanieRhysie said...

Damn, that is way too young. He was fine back in the day. RIP

MISCH said...

The blond….didn't she marry and now divorce Richard Marks ?

Sherry said...

Agreed. Far too young.

8====D KermitGossnellKnobjob said...

Too many puns with the name of the band and his too young age (another proof that karma idea is bulsshit). Why couldn't he have been an asshole?

RIP.

disneynutz said...

RIP

on a side note,.....1980'a hair lol

All Lace no Leather said...

@ MISCH, I don't think that is Cynthia Rhodes, but she does look similar.

Last night I watched a rerun of Modern Family. At the end Phil and Clare renew their wedding vows to a Hawaiian version of Eye of the Tiger. It made me sad (the song not the show).

RIP Jimi

0_0 said...

Sad,yea. But "Many hits"? What others?

All Lace no Leather said...

The ones that come to mind
Eye of the Tiger
I can't hold back
High on you
Burning Heart

califblondy said...

Cynthia Rhodes. I thought they were still married?

califblondy said...

High on You is a good song, I just heard it the other day.

califblondy said...

And no, that's not her.

JoElla said...

Oh man..

I have some umm.. lets just say very fond memories of this song ;) I still blush a bit when I hear this song.

Godspeed Jimi, Godspeed.

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

From the days when pop singers actually had amazing voices, and could write songs. Rather than autotune,lip synching and a raft of managers and handlers and choreographers.

WUWT? said...

Survivor started out with a different lead singer, Dave Bickler, who had to quit because of vocal chord polyps. Dave is the one doing the Budweiser commercials. He's also the one who sang "Eye of the Tiger" and all the songs before that. Jimi joined in 1983 and was first on their 1984 album Vital Signs, with "I can't hold back" and "The search is over."

Missyrocks53 said...

Liked Survivor. That's young to go

cricket said...

Damn I loved Survivor. RIP

Henriette said...

Vital Signs was my favorite album by them and this was my favorite song. So sad.

Richard Marx just got divorced this year after a 25 year marriage to Cynthia Rhodes.