Featuring tunes from this week’s Spot Light Artist – Hall and Oates, AC/DC, Warren Zevon, Joe Cocker, Michael Jackson, Kiss, Survivor, Alice Cooper, Styx and more . . .
Survivor is an American rock band, formed in Chicago in 1978 around Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s, producing many charting singles, especially in the United States. The band is best-known for its double-platinum-certified 1982 hit “Eye of the Tiger”, the theme song for the 1982 motion picture Rocky III (US number 1 for six weeks). The band continued to chart in the mid-1980s with singles like “Burning Heart” (US number 2), “The Search Is Over” (US number 4), “High on You” (US number 8), “Is This Love” (US number 9), and “I Can’t Hold Back” (US number 13).
The band tweaked its musical direction in 1988 with the release of the slightly heavier Too Hot to Sleep, but the album barely reached the Billboard 200 in the United States.
Singer Jimi Jamison later toured as “Survivor” in the mid-1990s without the permission of the rest of the band, but reunited with guitarist Frankie Sullivan in 2000. The band then released Reach in 2006, but Jamison left again after its release and was replaced by singer Robin McAuley. Survivor continued to tour with McAuley into 2011 until Jamison returned later that year.
In April 2013 the band’s official media sources announced that guitarist Frankie Sullivan had reunited the current Survivor line-up with original singer Dave Bickler and the band would have Bickler and Jamison together for the next tour.
On September 1, 2014 Jamison died in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 63. His autopsy, released on November 11, 2014, revealed the cause of death as a hemorrhagic brain stroke, with “acute methamphetamine intoxication contributing”.
This week on Sounds of The 80s: Pointer Sisters, Eddie Money, Commodores, Maxi Priest, Genesis, Janet Jackson, B-52s, Sammy Hagar, Survivor, Earl Thomas Conley, U2, and more . . .
In this installment of Sounds of The 80’s feature music from; Taylor Dayne, Eddie Money, Squeeze, Poco, Bob Seger, Bon Jovi, Survivor, Stevie Nicks and LOTS more. 2pm – 6pm on RadioMaxMusic.
This week on the 80’s Countdown Show we feature the Top 40 Hits from October 22, 1983 with Ron Kovacs live at 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic. This week music from Culture Club, Donna Summer, Air Supply, Irene Cara, Debarge, Michael Jackson, Cliff Richard, Survivor and more .. .
Today on a new installment of the Vinyl Resting Place – the first full year of MTV and the last year for rock and roll. We count down the top 45 (well – almost) 45’s of 1982. Today’s twist – we count up – from #1 to – well – as close as we can get to 45… here’s a sampling of what they were listening to in 1982….Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Paul McCartney, Survivor, J. Geils Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Toni Basil, Journey, Rick Springfield, Laura Branigan, Quarterflash, Stevie Wonder, Cars, Neil Diamond, Air Supply and so many more . . . Join Willie B today at 12pm and check the schedule for encore times.