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Craig Benfer

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About Craig Benfer

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  • Birthday 03/14/63

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    Lebanon, PA
  • Interests
    Music (duh!), Baseball, Football, Golf, Cooking, Eating
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against The Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    The Way We Used To Be
  1. She Did It - Inspirational

    Was just listening to a program running at www.thefoxoldies.com called "1982 American Music Chronological" . Starts over again Saturday morning at 8 am. Was informed that while Eric was touring with Hall & Oates, they were inspired to write the song "Did It In A Minute." from hearing Eric perform "She Did It". I had never heard that before. Very cool.
  2. History

    Today In Rock History April 10, 2018 On this date in 1972, Cleveland, Ohio power pop masters The Raspberries released their debut, self-titled album. The band’s sound harnessed the spirit and pop sensibilities of bands like The Beatles, The Hollies and The Small Faces and was filled with powerful guitar riffs, harmonies plus the expressive vocals of singer Eric Carmen. The original pressing of the album came with an adhesive, title sticker affixed to the cover that, when scratched, gave off the aroma of fresh raspberries. Two singles were released from this fine album: “Don’t Want to Say Goodbye” which charted in the lower reaches of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart and the power-pop classic, “Go All the Way” which climbed as high as No. 5 and became a regular part of most radio playlists throughout the summer of 1972. Sadly, none of the band’s four albums charted particularly highly; this debut album only made it as high as No. 51 but is widely regarded as an essential, integral power-pop classic. The Raspberries parted ways in 1975 at which time Eric Carmen launched a successful career as a solo artist. Many artists have cited The Raspberries and their hook-filled pop songs as a major songwriting influence including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Axl Rose. —www.cltampa.com
  3. Moody Blues player dies

    I'm a big Moodies fan. An acquired taste, I know. Sorry to see Ray go. He was a loved character of the band.
  4. Santa Bernie

    Makes me feel like a kid again when I wake up Christmas morning in anticipation of what presents are going to be waiting for me from Bernie.
  5. David Cassidy dies

    The Partridge Family was really one of the first groups that I fell in love with. I didn't care how uncool it was. I didn't care that they were a made for TV group. All I cared about was the music, and they were quality pop songs that in most cases were sung by Cassidy to perfection. Great voice. Good comdedic actor too. Blood Brothers played in Heshey way back when and I really regret that I couldn't see it.
  6. Eric's Tweets

    Lost my mother last year. Life just is never quite the same when you lose a good mother.
  7. Say No To Radio Edit

    I think I see a home made compilation disc in my future.
  8. Say No To Radio Edit

    The original 45 release of Night Moves by Bob Seger was also a criminal edit. Thankfully, you hardly ever hear anything but the album version on classic rock radio stations anymore.
  9. Say No To Radio Edit

    Whenever I listen to the album version of All By Myself, I think it's such a crime that there are so many people out there that never got to hear the long version. So, inspired by All By Myself Unedited, what are some other songs that you wish would have been released unedited from the album version? A few of mine: Fooled Around And Fell In Love-Elvin Bishop My Sharona-The Knack Wildfire-Michael Murphy
  10. Cleveland Indians lose

    Bummer...now I guess I have to root for Houston.
  11. Straight Time lyric sheet

    I think I've heard 6 out of the 11. I was thinking I heard Quiet Train too somehow, but I'm not sure.
  12. Raspberries - Pop Art Live

    One of the first things I did was rip this Cd so I can put the tracks in the original order. With the help of Audacity and some editing, I blended things together pretty well for my listening pleasure.
  13. Raspberries - Pop Art Live

    Am I correct in saying that the order of songs has been changed a bit? I'm pretty sure Overnight Sensation was played much later in the concert.
  14. Raspberries - Pop Art Live

    It's in my hand. Soon to be in my Cd player.
  15. Raspberries - Pop Art Live

    So, I pre-order the CD but stores get it first AND it's cheaper? If I wasn't so excited about getting the CD, I'd be peeved.