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    Camarillo, Ca.
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Tonight You're Mine
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    Starting Over
  1. Happy Birthday, Bernie 2020!!!

    Happy 'Got Milk' Birthday!
  2. We're Not Alone...

    The truth is out there...
  3. Pretty Good Jim Interview

    Good find, Lew...Jim- the voice of reason- always with both feet on the ground.
  4. Rockin Ravers

    I Wanna Be With You- man, love this song- good try:
  5. Is This Dissimilar from Wally’s GATW Claim?

    It is dissimilar in that the musician 'wrote' the organ part and played it. Eric wrote GATW.
  6. Who is the biggest jerk in music?

    Where's "the rest of the story"?
  7. A Couple Of Bonfanti Points of Info

    O.k., call me crazy, but the restored link takes you to an article that doesn't look the same as it did the other day- you could scroll down and read comments from Klawon. This time, you have to click on the Choir link to access what looks to be the same comments from Danny. Here's at least part of what I read originally: Klawon recalls: So we began playing songs by the Beatles, the Who, Stones, Zombies, Troggs, and Moody Blues. If they were from England, we played it. We had this song list that was unbelievable... And everybody alternated instruments, depending on what song. We'd have that written on [index] cards, as to who played what on what song.[2] In the summer of 1966, the band traveled to Chicago, where they recorded their first single with "It's Cold Outside" (written by bandleader Dann Klawon) on the "A" side, which was originally released on Canadian-American Records.[3] According to Klawon: I used to write quite a bit then, and one day I was thinking of some sort of theme to use with the moon/spoon, boy/girl lyrics. I decided to go with a weather analogy.[2] While there, they discovered that a Chicago band called The Modernaires had shortened their name to The Mods, so they renamed themselves The Choir;[2][3] the song was hugely popular in Cleveland and topped the Cleveland charts for six weeks; the song did quite well throughout the Midwest, particularly after the re-release of the single on Roulette Records in early 1967. By the spring of 1967, "It's Cold Outside" peaked at No. 68 on the Billboard Charts and at No. 55 on the Cash Box charts, and it even made the CHUM Charts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (The record peaked at #25 on the local chart of CKLW in Windsor, Ontario as well).
  8. N.Y. Times Lukewarm Review

    Yep, me neither.
  9. A Couple Of Bonfanti Points of Info

    Looks like some of the article is missing? Can we have the link back- I'll copy and paste what I read...
  10. GOAT

    Jeopardy tournament of champions winner- Ken Jennings- also has great taste in music. From a few years ago: Supporter Moderator 5808 posts LocationCamarillo, Ca. Report post Posted March 24, 2008 Who was seen singing along at the Raspberries reunion concert in New York a couple of years ago? I recently read an article in the local paper about Ken Jennings (remember, the lady who ended his win streak is from Ventura). I was pretty sure Ken had to have a website- he's still very popular and is releasing a new book on trivia. I decided to take a chance and ask Ken about that Raspberries concert. Here's what he had to say about it: Kirk, Yeah, I like the Raspberries. I'm pretty big on 70s power pop in general and have those UK reissues of all four albums. I happened to be in NYC for something that weekend (book tour, maybe?) and saw a listing for the reunion show at House of Blues. Got a ticket on the spur of the moment, just on a whim. And I'm glad I did--they all sounded great. Thanks for the ericcarmen.com invite...I will definitely use that for any future Raspberries-chatting needs. Best, Ken __________
  11. The Berries as Progressive Rock?

    Prog-Pop, maybe? Here's Eric's commentary on the song: "I think "I Can Remember" was always intended as an "epic" so I believe it was written piece by piece but always with the idea of putting it together ala "Bohemian Rhapsody." Wally, Dave and Jim liked it when I brought it in, although Jim didn't like the drum rave-up during the last choruses at the time. I've always enjoyed experimenting, pairing disparate elements like Keith Moon's drumming at the end of "My Generation" with an orchestral piano ballad and Beach Boys backing vocals just to see what happens. I remember watching the Choir play "My Generation" and thinking what a great job Jim did on it. I think I always had that it the back of my mind when I conceived the arrangement. It was supposed to be me on piano, with The Who playing, the Beach Boys singing, and a symphony. Pretty ambitious stuff for a bunch of twenty-year-olds! It actually ended up being kind of uncomfortably close to "prog rock" for me. It wasn't about anyone in particular. Like most of my songs, it was a composite." ec
  12. EC profile question...

    And no, I don't recognize any of the performers names as similar to Eric.
  13. EC profile question...

    Some website- polling to find out who thinks Eric is hetero, homo, or bi- sexual- where do these people come from?!?
  14. A Couple Of Wally Thoughts

    Don't think I've read that one before—could be because I've collected so much stuff over the years, or just senior brain fade.
  15. A Couple Of Bonfanti Points of Info

    Interesting—can't remember if I've seen the Klawon quotes before...