Eye of the Tiger

“Eye of the Tiger”  is a song by American rock band Survivor.  It was released in the spring of 1982 as a single from their third album Eye of the Tiger.  It was written at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone, who was unable to get permission for Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust”.  The song was to be the theme song for the movie Rocky III, in which Stallone was playing the main role.  Combined sales of original vinyl release and digital downloads total over 9 million copies, making “Eye of the Tiger” one of the best-selling singles of all time.  (More from Wikipedia)
Fergie Frederiksen (formerly with Trillion) later connected with Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan of the band Survivor while their lead singer Dave Bickler was ailing.  Although Bickler recovered, and credited only as “Fergie”, Frederiksen wound up contributing background vocals to several tracks on their biggest album, Eye of the Tiger (1982); the title song “Eye of the Tiger” was featured in the film Rocky III.  
(October 2012)
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