Jimi Jamison, from an article in the December 1985 issue of BURRN!, a Japanese music magazine

Jimi Jamison, from an article in the December 1985 issue of BURRN!, a Japanese music magazine

Jimi Jamison, late '80s; provenance unknown (but who the heck cares???)

Jimi Jamison, late '80s; provenance unknown (but who the heck cares???)

Jimi Jamison:  The day after he was born in rural MS, Jamison moved w/his mother to Memphis, TN & he considers himself a Memphis native. In the early 80's, he became lead singer of Cobra & after their demise in 83-84, he was invited to join Survivor (#1 hit "Eye of the Tiger"), as their new front man. Among his best known performances are "Burning Heart," from the Rocky IV which hit # 2 on Billboard Hot 100, "High On You"(#8) & "The Search is Over" (#4).

Jimi Jamison: The day after he was born in rural MS, Jamison moved w/his mother to Memphis, TN & he considers himself a Memphis native. In the early 80's, he became lead singer of Cobra & after their demise in 83-84, he was invited to join Survivor (#1 hit "Eye of the Tiger"), as their new front man. Among his best known performances are "Burning Heart," from the Rocky IV which hit # 2 on Billboard Hot 100, "High On You"(#8) & "The Search is Over" (#4).

Jimi Jamison, circa 1984; from an article in a 1986 issue of BRAVO magazine, exact date uncertain

Jimi Jamison, circa 1984; from an article in a 1986 issue of BRAVO magazine, exact date uncertain

Jimi Jamison, circa 1983; detail from the front cover of Cobra's FIRST STRIKE album

Jimi Jamison, circa 1983; detail from the front cover of Cobra's FIRST STRIKE album

Cinemelodic: JIMI JAMISON: Never Too Late (2012)

Cinemelodic: JIMI JAMISON: Never Too Late (2012)

Memphis Music inner View Show No 45 Jimi Jamison Tribute by MitchMcCracken on SoundCloud

Memphis Music inner View Show No 45 Jimi Jamison Tribute by MitchMcCracken on SoundCloud

Jimi Jamison, circa 1984; detail from the rear cover of Survivor's VITAL SIGNS album

Jimi Jamison, circa 1984; detail from the rear cover of Survivor's VITAL SIGNS album

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