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Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby conversationpc » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:45 am

:cry: :cry: :cry:

http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/01/jimi-jami ... -survivor/

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Jimi Jamison -- who was the lead singer for the bands Cobra and Survivor -- passed away Sunday night. He was 63.

Jamison's booking manager, Sally Irwin, tells TMZ that Jamison died of a heart attack.

Jamison joined Survivor in 1984 (after they found success with "Eye of the Tiger") but was the lead singer on other classic songs like, "The Moment of Truth" (from "The Karate Kid"), "The Search Is Over," "Burning Heart" (from "Rocky IV) and "Is This Love."

Jamison was also the co-writer and vocalist for the song "I'm Always Here" ... the theme song from "Baywatch."
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby G.I.Jim » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:47 am

I posted it downstairs. Worst fucking news in the music world in a long time. :cry: First Robin Williams dies, one of my best friends dies a couple of days later, one of my other best friends gets hit by a car and is in a coma (not looking good), another friend from high school has been missing for over a week, and now this. I really wish I was a drinker again right now. :cry:
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby AR » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:01 am

Was expecting to get to see him in Baltimore with Dave Bickler soon. :cry:
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby tater1977 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:01 am

WOW...RIP JIMI .....Damn
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Moose » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:32 am

RIP Jimi
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Journey/Survivor » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:39 pm

A friend of mine just sent me an email about Jimi's death. I felt like I was punched in the gut when I read it.
I just saw Survivor on August 15th. Jimi sounded great as always.

I'm kind of in shock right now. :cry:
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Journey/Survivor » Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:46 pm

Jimi just turned 63 on August 23rd.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby scarab » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:34 pm

Very sad. Way too young.
Was one of my favorite singers.

Prayers to his family.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:42 am

Unbelievable. With him and Survivor back together, the future seemed bright. Sad. RIP. :(
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby doggy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:17 am

:( R.I.P
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Ehwmatt » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:43 am

Journey/Survivor wrote:A friend of mine just sent me an email about Jimi's death. I felt like I was punched in the gut when I read it.
I just saw Survivor on August 15th. Jimi sounded great as always.

I'm kind of in shock right now. :cry:


It really is surreal and kinda eerie knowing that you and I both saw the guy looking spry and sounding pretty good a mere two weeks ago. What a shock. He looked good. Great performer with a catalog that holds up against any of his peers-Graham, Perry, etc.

It's a damn shame, especially given all the anecdotes I'm hearing about what a great and down to earth guy he was. His last two true solo albums were great, and I was excited to see if he and Frankie could recapture some of the old Survivor magic for some new material.

RIP Jimi.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Journey/Survivor » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:00 pm

Ehwmatt wrote:
Journey/Survivor wrote:A friend of mine just sent me an email about Jimi's death. I felt like I was punched in the gut when I read it.
I just saw Survivor on August 15th. Jimi sounded great as always.

I'm kind of in shock right now. :cry:


It really is surreal and kinda eerie knowing that you and I both saw the guy looking spry and sounding pretty good a mere two weeks ago. What a shock. He looked good. Great performer with a catalog that holds up against any of his peers-Graham, Perry, etc.

It's a damn shame, especially given all the anecdotes I'm hearing about what a great and down to earth guy he was. His last two true solo albums were great, and I was excited to see if he and Frankie could recapture some of the old Survivor magic for some new material.

RIP Jimi.


Yeah, he really was a great guy. Probably just about the most fan-friendly Rocker you'll see. He used to give me backstage passes for any of his solo shows that I went to back in the 90's. If I wanted to hang out on the bus, backstage at a show, where-ever.

He was very down-to-earth, never acted like he was a big deal.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Journey/Survivor » Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:03 pm

Ironically, the first time that I ever saw Jimi perform in person was on August, 15th, 1987. And the last time that I ever saw him perform in person was on August, 15th, 2014.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Journey/Survivor » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:17 am

Andrew.

I'm sure that you will, but please let us know if there's any kind of tribute concert or anything dedicated to Jimi.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby Fact Finder » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:11 am

Ex-Survivor Lead Singer Died Of Stroke, Drugs

07:31 AM Wednesday 11/12/14

An autopsy report shows that Jimi Jamison, the lead singer on Survivor hits such as “Burning Heart” and “Is This Love,” died of a stroke with methamphetamine intoxication.

The report released Tuesday by the Shelby County medical examiner says the 63-year-old Jamison died Sept. 1 at a home in Memphis.

The autopsy says Jamison had cardiovascular disease and narrowing of the arteries. It had been believed that Jamison died of a heart attack.

The report says he died of a hemorrhagic brain stroke, with “acute methamphetamine intoxication contributing.”

Jamison joined Survivor in 1984, after it had already become known for “Eye of the Tiger,” the theme song to the Sylvester Stallone film “Rocky III.” Jamison replaced vocalist Dave Bickler.

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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby steveo777 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:09 pm

WTF is this with people in their 60's doing meth.......seriously, who does meth ever work out for? :( :( :(
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby JohnH » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:34 pm

Just really crazy to hear this.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby FormerDJMike » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:57 pm

Reminds me of Kevin Dubrow. Old enough to know better... What a shame.
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:33 am

New Jim Peterik song dedicated to Jimi coming soon. Excerpted from Bobby Kimball's FB...

Lately I have been talking with Jim Peterik from "Survivor", and he was as shocked as I was at Jimi Jamison's passing away. I recently got a song that Jim wrote to honor both Jimi Jamison, and Fergie Frederiksen. The name of this song is: "Heaven Passes The Torch". I must tell you that it's such an incredible song, and the track is already recorded. When he begins adding the vocal tracks, I found out that several singers will record the vocals on this song. His e-mail informed me that he really wanted ME to do some of the vocals, and there will be 5 other singers on this song. They will be: Jim Peterik, Marc Scherer, Mickey Thomas, Mike Reno, and Bill Champlin. I love this song.....
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Re: Jimi Jamison dead at 63 of heart attack

Postby RedWingFan » Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:41 am

The_Noble_Cause wrote:New Jim Peterik song dedicated to Jimi coming soon. Excerpted from Bobby Kimball's FB...

Lately I have been talking with Jim Peterik from "Survivor", and he was as shocked as I was at Jimi Jamison's passing away. I recently got a song that Jim wrote to honor both Jimi Jamison, and Fergie Frederiksen. The name of this song is: "Heaven Passes The Torch". I must tell you that it's such an incredible song, and the track is already recorded. When he begins adding the vocal tracks, I found out that several singers will record the vocals on this song. His e-mail informed me that he really wanted ME to do some of the vocals, and there will be 5 other singers on this song. They will be: Jim Peterik, Marc Scherer, Mickey Thomas, Mike Reno, and Bill Champlin. I love this song.....


Cool idea. Can't wait to hear it!
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