Jimi Jameson, lead singer of 80’s rock band Survivor, dead at 63


Eighties icon Jimi Jamison has died at the age of 63 following a heart attack in his Northern California home, reports TMZ. Jimi was best known for reviving rock band Survivor in the mid-eighties after they suffered a slump following the release of “Eye Of The Tiger,” and giving the band a more heavy metal edge like Target and Cobra — other bands for which he was the lead singer.

Jimi (born Jimmy Wayne Jamison in Mississippi) was also well known for being the voice and co-writer of the Baywatch theme song.

Though “Eye Of The Tiger” was an undoubtedly massive hit, it’s thanks to Jimi that Survivor had any longevity at all; Vital Signs — their first album fronted by Jimi — was certified platinum.

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