Survivor the band
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years Active: 1978–1989, 1993–present
Genres: AOR, Melodic Rock, Hard Rock
Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978. Founding Survivor members Jim Peterik, Gary Smith and Dennis Keith Johnson initially came together in 1977 as The Jim Peterik Band and recorded one album, “Don't Fight the Feeling,” on Epic Records. Then in 1978, at the urging of tour manager Rick Weigand, Peterik hooked up with Frankie Sullivan, brought in singer Dave Bickler, and Survivor was born. After playing in small clubs for several years, Survivor was signed by Atlantic Records. The group's first album, the self-titled “Survivor,” was released in early 1980, but the album produced no Top 40 singles, and did not achieve the level of success that the band had hoped f...
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