What do Survivor, The Ides Of March, .38 Special, Sammy Hagar, and The Beach Boys have in common? The uncommon songwriting, vocal, and production talents of Jim Peterik.
In high school, Peterik put together his first band, The Ides Of March, whose single “Vehicle” hit #2 on the Billboard chart. Just out of high school, the band did shows with Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and many more.
In 1977, Jim founded one of the premier rock bands of the ‘80s: Survivor. After two critically acclaimed albums, he received a call from Sylvester Stallone to write a song for an upcoming movie. With worldwide sales now reaching 30 million, the Peterik/Sullivan-penned anthem “Eye Of The Tiger” became the title song of Rocky III and one of the most popular motivational anthems of all time.
Peterik garnered 18 Top 10 hits, including “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up In You,” “Rocking Into The Night,” and “Fantasy Girl.” With Peterik’s Songwriting for Dummies now a bestseller, he is traveling the world doing songwriting seminars. Ides Of March recently celebrated 50 years of making music together.