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Survivor is a rock band formed in 1978 by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan. Dave Bickler, Gary Smith and Dennis Johnson were the other members until Smith and Johnson were replaced with Stephan Ellis and Marc Droubay. Before setting up Survivor, Peterik was lead vocalist of the band Ides of March.
The group's AOR (Album Oriented Rock) was very popular in the 1980s, especially in their native United States, where they charted several hit singles. They are best known for their hit "Eye of the Tiger", the theme song for the motion picture Rocky III in 1982.
Other hit singles of the band are "Burning Heart" (US #2), "The Search Is Over" (#4 US), "High On You" (#8 US), "Is This Love" (#9 US), "I Can't Hold Back" (#13 US) and "American Heartbeat" (# 17 US).
After years of confusion regarding the ownership of the band's name and a change in line-up in the 90s, Survivor released a new studio album "Reach" on April 21, 2006.
==1978-1983 --- The Bickler Years=
After 2 years of playing in smaller clubs, Survivor released their first album "Survivor&q...
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