Jimi Jamison

1951 - 2014

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Jimmy Wayne Jamison (August 23, 1951 – September 1, 2014) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Best known as Jimi Jamison, he earned recognition as the frontman for the bands Target, Cobra, and the platinum-selling rock band Survivor from 1984 to 1989, performing the songs “Burning Heart” from the film Rocky IV, “The Moment of Truth” from The Karate Kid, along with other top-20 Survivor hits “I Can't Hold Back”, “High On You”, “The Search is Over” and “Is This Love”. He officially rejoined Survivor in 2000, remaining in the group until 2006, only to rejoin again in 2011. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimi Jamison has received more than 864,633 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jimi Jamison is the 1,055th most popular singer (down from 1,024th in 2019), the 5,877th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,477th in 2019) and the 302nd most popular American Singer.

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  • 18

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  • 3.66

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  • 2.73

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Among singers, Jimi Jamison ranks 1,055 out of 3,541Before him are Simone de Oliveira, Brita Borg, Nik Kershaw, Steve Lawrence, Oleg Gazmanov, and Jonathan Davis. After him are Mathé Altéry, Sam Smith, Johnny Rivers, Hansi Hinterseer, Helene Fischer, and Juan Diego Flórez.

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Among people born in 1951, Jimi Jamison ranks 255Before him are Steve Prefontaine, Shigefumi Mori, Tatyana Kazankina, Tom Wopat, John Mellencamp, and Oleg Gazmanov. After him are David Almond, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov, Ron Arad, Kim Manners, and Philip Bailey. Among people deceased in 2014, Jimi Jamison ranks 260Before him are Joep Lange, Leonid Stadnyk, Carol Ann Susi, Peter Scholl-Latour, Valentin Mankin, and Suchitra Sen. After him are Sándor Rozsnyói, Samih al-Qasim, Sandro Lopopolo, Amiri Baraka, Dave Legeno, and Helena Rakoczy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jimi Jamison ranks 5,877 out of 15,968Before him are Steve Lawrence (1935), Diana Barrymore (1921), Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Frank Wykoff (1909), Jonathan Davis (1971), and Art Buchwald (1925). After him are Harry Porter (1882), Brandon deWilde (1942), Strom Thurmond (1902), Oliver Nelson (1932), Tommy Franks (1945), and Rainn Wilson (1966).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Jimi Jamison ranks 302Before him are Eva Cassidy (1963), Nick Carter (1980), Charlie Daniels (1936), Roger McGuinn (1942), Steve Lawrence (1935), and Jonathan Davis (1971). After him are Johnny Rivers (1942), Rosa Ponselle (1897), Usher (1978), Philip Bailey (1951), Conway Twitty (1933), and Yvonne Elliman (1951).