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Pam   

Hi, I may be new to the forum but definitely not new to Eric and his beautiful music. 

I have followed him through his work with The Raspberries (a group that should have received more recognition than it did) through his solo career. He has one of the best voices that ever came near a microphone, not to mention the many mega hits he wrote - displaying his ability to convey emotions most of us have felt at one time or another. I know he had classical training on the piano, his love of that genre apparent on many of his ballads. 

Eric and his music has gotten me through many events on my life, the suicide of my fiancé (which I witnessed), painful breakup with a boyfriend, divorce and the death of my father. He was a big help in getting over the loss & I thank him. 

I lost my mother in March so once again I'm listening to him to help me deal with it. 

I hate I've never seen him live - I will travel to see him should I hear of such an opportunity. 

I will close now and hope to meet new friends sharing a mutual love of an amazing, talented man. He deserves much more acclaim than has been bestowed on him. :wub:

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GirlFan   

Welcome to The EC Community Pam I hope that someday I'll have the opportunity to see Eric Carmen live too since I never got a chance to see him live before either and Eric Carmen is a great singer even though I've just been a fan for 7 years---Tammy Quick  :):):):)

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Pam   

Thank you! I'm really late to the party - wish I'd known about this site years ago! 

Spent the weekend watching old videos of Eric - so handsome! my favorite videos were I'm Through With Love & I Wanna Hear it From Your Lips. 

just an amazing singer/ songwriter. Kids today have no appreciation for what real music should sound like - Eric is the true definition of that. 

Thanks again!! Have a great night - I'm enjoying this site. Maybe Eric will pop on again sometime!!

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Welcome, Pam! Eric lurks but hasn't posted in a while. But you can find thousands of his posts in the Message Board history. A lot of them are funny, most are illuminating. We were all very lucky when he so freely shared his thoughts here. Maybe one day he'll catch the bug again. Fingers crossed.

Bernie

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Pam   

Thank you Bernie for this fabulous site. Had I released it was here, would have been on years ago. Eric is so unbelievably talented and that voice ! Who even comes close to him? 

I do hope he checks in again - until then I'm going to check out his posts from the past! 

Have a super day!!!

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I would love it if my kids heard EC and Raspberries music today instead of the fake stuff out there. Wiping so much filth from my girl's pod a couple of years ago was hard, but her step father and I have to use tough love.  EC and McCartney know how to write. The others likely failed nursery school!

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Pam   

I agree - I am a long time fan of Eric's and especially like his slower ballad sad songs, so to speak. The musical arrangements are perfection and Eric sings with feeling - you can tell he's probably basing his lyrics on real experiences- I cry when I hear them - 

Boats Against the Current is a musical masterpiece and probably one of my favorites though his newer work is still classic Carmen genius. 

I don't understand a lot of what is called music today - I am horrified at much of what is deemed music. 

I am hoping Eric feels like a tour at some point - I would be on the first plane there. 

He will always be my choice for best male vocalist - 

Have an awesome day! 

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Pam   

Bernie- I would love it if he did that. I would love the opportunity to see him live - 

Truly a dream of mine - hopefully he will do it. I will travel!!! 

 

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Pam   
5 hours ago, Bluej63 said:

Hi Pam and everyone! Nice to meet others with whom you have something in common! I'm a newby as well.

Nice to meet you - 

had a fun experience driving home today. Blasting Eric on the car tape player when someone in the car next to me asked who I was listening to. I said Eric Carmen - 

They said it was a great song (Boats Against the Current was on). I told them all of Eric's are great - 

New fan made today but I'm sure my singing along played no part in their assessment!! LOL

Hes truly the best there is - praying for a concert - maybe for his fans on this page???

have a great night!!

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Bluej63   

That's cool, Pam! I had a similar experience last month! I was riding in my friend's car, and she had SiriusXm on the radio. "I'm a Rocker" came on. I said, "Turn it up! I love this song!" When it was over she asked who that band was? I said "The Raspberries, one of my  all time favorite bands!" She asked how she had never heard of them? I reminded her of "Go all the Way", she remembered it. I loaned her one of my cds, now she's into them too!!

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susie b   
21 hours ago, Bluej63 said:

Hi Pam and everyone! Nice to meet others with whom you have something in common! I'm a newby as well.

Welcome to the EC.com family, Bluej63!

We are so happy to have you join in the fun!

:)

 

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GirlFan   

Welcome to the EC community Bluej63 it's nice to meet people who have something in common with me too---Tammy Quick  :):spin::Circle:

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Bluej63   

Hi Susie and Tammy! It's a pleasure to meet you too! It's a beautiful Autumn evening here in Illinois! I'm sitting outside with a couple friends enjoying a gin and tonic (with 2 olives)!

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Pam   
2 hours ago, Bluej63 said:

Hi Susie and Tammy! It's a pleasure to meet you too! It's a beautiful Autumn evening here in Illinois! I'm sitting outside with a couple friends enjoying a gin and tonic (with 2 olives)!

So great to be meeting so many nice people here!! This is my new fun place to visit!!

Im on Facebook & Twitter so feel free to say hi!! 

Have a great evening!! 

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susie b   
13 hours ago, Bluej63 said:

Hi Susie and Tammy! It's a pleasure to meet you too! It's a beautiful Autumn evening here in Illinois! I'm sitting outside with a couple friends enjoying a gin and tonic (with 2 olives)!

You are in good company in Illinois with several other EC.com members!

Are you in Southern or Northern Illinois?

:)

 

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