Jim Peterick | Nov 23

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Nov 23 | 2P | Vernon Hills

Those who grew up in the 1970s, or just have an affinity for ’70s rock, have most likely heard one of the songs written by Jim Peterick. He began writing songs as a teen—when he had  barely graduated from high school, and founded the band, The Ides of March. The story of Jim’s life, documented in his biography, Through the Eye of the Tiger, shares how his combined love for melody and driving rock founded the iconic band, Survivor. Their phenomenal rise to the top was borne on the back of the amazing songs he wrote. 

“Play On” celebrates the 55th Anniversary of The Ides of March.

Join Jim and members of the band, The Ides of March, at our Vernon Hills store as they celebrate the band’s 55th Anniversary together. The Ides of March released their 55th Anniversary album, Play On, in August 2019. Produced by Fred Mollin and The Ides, the album features 14 new songs, as well as a re-release of their platinum hit, Vehicle. The band originated in Berwyn, Illinois, in 1964 and is the world’s longest-performing rock band that still has all of its original members.

Jim’s songs have appeared in many films. Eye of the Tiger, from the film, Rocky III, has become a classic, garnering Grammy, People’s Choice Award, and Oscar nominations. Other billboard chart-toppers include The Search is Over, High on You, and I Can’t Hold Back. Other song hits from films include the chart-topping Burning Heart from Rocky IV. He co-wrote the theme of the seminal animation classic, Heavy Metal with Sammy Hagar.

The Ides of March released their 55th Anniversary album, Play On, in August. Produced by Fred Mollin and The Ides, the album features 14 new songs, as well as a re-release of their platinum hit, Vehicle. The band originated in Berwyn, Illinois, in 1964 and is the world’s longest-performing rock band that still has all of its original members.

Books, albums, and calendars will be available for purchase.

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