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  1. Geoff Emerick dies at 72

    Agee. One of the men “behind” the Beatles’ success. Bernie
  2. Steve Perry "No Erasin'"

    The video director was like: "Hey, Steve. Get into another outfit and we'll shoot the same video for the second single as the one we shot for the first." Bernie
  3. Steve Perry "No Erasin'"

    For everyone excited about Steve Perry’s return to music, I’m sorry to report that his second single is worse than the first. Maybe he should have thought of reuniting with Neal Schon instead of going it alone. Or found better songwriters to collaborate with. Bernie
  4. Drum cove IDKWIW

    Hmmm. Bernie
  5. Prayers for Gene Cornish (Rascals)

    Yes! Bernie
  6. Lemons to Lemonade

    Proud to have been asked to design the cover for Ken’s latest Bernie
  7. Eric Sells Music Catalog

    ROUND HILL ACQUIRES ERIC CARMEN CATALOG, INCLUDING ‘ALL BY MYSELF’ The New York-HQ’d publisher has just acquired the catalog of hit singer/songwriter Eric Carmen – including hits such as “All By Myself,” “Hungry Eyes”, “Go All The Way” (with his band The Raspberries), “Make Me Lose Control”, “Almost Paradise” and more. In 1970 Carmen formed The Raspberries and became their lead singer and primary songwriter. Less than two years later, the band signed with Capitol Records and released their first hit, penned by Carmen, “Go All The Way.” That record went on to sell 1.3 million copies, and cracked the Billboard top five in the summer of 1972. It has now been played over 52,000 times a year, on U.S. radio, every year, for forty-six years. The Raspberries are often credited with creating the genre now known as ‘Power Pop’. Round Hill’s President Neil Gillis commented, “Eric is a legendary triple threat and hall of fame from every angle; artist, composer and musician. I have been a fan of his music from the earliest of days and it’s a privilege to be involved with his amazing body of work. We are kindred spirits on many levels and we are honored to have him as part of the RHM family.” After the break-up of The Raspberries in 1975, Eric Carmen began a solo career with the million-selling worldwide smash, “All By Myself” and the follow-up single, “Never Gonna Fall In Love Again.” Both tracks were from his gold-certified debut album. Outside of his own recording career, Eric Carmen songs have been performed and recorded by such musical heavyweights as Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Sheryl Crow, Frankie Valli, Diana Ross, Motley Crue and Luis Miguel. Carmen’s songs have been featured on several Grammy-nominated and multi-million-selling soundtracks such as “Footloose” (“Almost Paradise”), “Dirty Dancing” (“Hungry Eyes”) and most recently “Guardians Of The Galaxy” (“Go All The Way”). Round Hill Music acquired Carlin Music for a sum in the region of $245m in January. It catalog includes songs and/or recordings by the likes of The Beatles, Eddie Holland, Neil Sedaka, The Rolling Stones, The Offspring, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Bon Jovi, Steve Perry, Louis Armstrong, Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, N Sync, Mötley Crüe, Eric Carmen, Percy Sledge, Warrant, Bush and Katy Perry and many others.
  8. From 'The Video Show' '74

    As you might expect, all of the clips used in the pre-concert video were properly licensed. Bernie
  9. John McCain dies

    A great, highly-principled public servant. RIP, sir! Bernie
  10. From 'The Video Show' '74

    Nice quality on this classic Raspberries promo film mucked up by cheesy color effects! Bernie
  11. Eric Sells Music Catalog

    We’re all working toward the same goal, Kirk. Work for most of your life and hope that there’s enough accumulated to enjoy the rest of your life. Bernie
  12. Marathon Man book

    I've discussed this with my co-author Ken Sharp. We certainly have enough new material to make an updated edition worth every penny. Just need to find the time to get it done! Bernie
  13. Ed King (Lynyrd Skynyrd) dies

    Ha! Bernie
  14. Rare Photo of the (Ahem) Week?

    I finally got all of the photos restored to the "Rare Photo of the Week" Forum. It was a lot of work—and I can't imagine it being meaningful to anyone but a handful of fans who still visit—but something inside me still wants to keep EC.com up and running. I also added a new photo. The first new one in about two years! 😳 Bernie
  15. Eric Carmen Birthday Live 2018 Vol.1 Vol.2

    This would be so awesome to see in person! Thanks for the report, Naeko! Bernie
  16. The Rubinoos w/Jim Bonfanti

    Teresa and I had company this weekend. We did all of the things good friends usually do, have a cook-out, sit by the pool, go out to dinner...oh, and watch one of them kick ass playing drums on a song he originally played drums on for one of the most awesomest power pop bands around! Yeah, just another weekend. 😎 Bernie
  17. 2015 Eric's AD in Japan

    Very nice! Japan loves Eric! Bernie
  18. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    Hey Nancy! Crank it up! Bernie PS: Man that ending had the hair on my arms standing up straight!!! Joe English is hitting those drums so hard it's like a sledgehammer is hitting you in the gut! And who else but McCartney could belt out those notes! And Denny is up off his piano seat! And Jimmy—he's the only guy playing guitar but it sounds like three guys are playing! Whoa! PPS: That incredible smile Paul gives Linda at 1:43 says, "Screw everybody that doesn't want me to be in a band with my wife. I love looking over there on stage and seeing you there!"
  19. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    Ha! I had an art teacher in college that used to tell us, "I want you to make artwork so good, that I'll want to eat it!" I don't remember his name, but he was a super cool, long-haired dude. He looked like George Carlin, and had a wicked sense of humor like him, too! He gave us a test once that included this multiple choice question: Chroma is: A) The brightness of a color B) The saturation of a color C) What an Italian calls the shiny parts of his car Bernie
  20. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    "Beware My Love" is a GREAT rocker! and ironically the B-side to "Let 'Em In!" So flip that 45 over, Susie! Bernie
  21. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    I agree that "Silly Love Songs," is well...silly. But that bass playing! Wow! Bernie
  22. Steve Perry "No Erasin'"

    Now that's a hook—and one helluva vocal tour-de-force! Bernie
  23. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    Although...on second thought. I was kinda in a Paul groove today...watched a bootleg of the “Let It Be” movie...thought about how he brought “The Long and Winding Road” AND “Let It Be” to those sessions. Just a few months after bringing “Hey Jude” to the group. And incredibly, after the band busts up a short time later, he writes “Maybe I’m Amazed.” So, Paul...you can record anything you want, man. You’re a genius! You still got it. Bernie
  24. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    I've heard the criticism that Paul's problem is that nobody around him is honest with him. "Great, Paul!" "I love it!" You're a genius!" "You still got it!" Sometimes somebody has to call a stinker a stinker. Bernie
  25. Paul McCartney "Fuh You"

    Maybe I'm getting old, but... THIS: "She gives me everything And tenderly The kiss my lover brings She brings to me And I love her" VS. THIS: "Come on baby now, let me look at you I just wanna know how you feel Want a love that's so proud and real You make me wanna go out and steal I just wanna fuh you, I just wanna fuh you" Bernie