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Raspberries at Fairfield University: Jan 31, 1975?

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The Raspberries – Power Pop

I saw The Raspberries at the campus center Oak Room at Fairfield University in 1975. I was on the WVOF-FM 88.5 as a Sunday morning disk jockey. The station manager Mick McCullough invited my wife and I to attend both the 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. concerts. Mick had booked the band for the Fairfield U. concert committee.

They were very on that night. They pulled out all the stops and I loved their collective energy. However the Fairfield U. crowd of just a couple of hundred people sat on their hands instead of showing their appreciation. We stood and gave them a much deserved standing ovation. But it just wasn’t enough to counterbalance the indifference that was sitting all around us.

I recall they had a British manager who ripped into the late show audience. He yelled at them saying, “Is that all you have for these guys? They tore their heart out for you”. Alas his urging was to no avail as the the audience remained complacent. The Raspberries manager pulled the plug on the encore and that’s how the concert ended. It wasn’t much later in the year that The Raspberries broke up.

I’m glad I caught them live before they disintegrated. They rocked.  The highlights that evening were three hits by The Raspberries, “Go All The Way“, “I Wanna Be With You” and “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)”.

The band member who impressed me the most that night was Eric Carmen. He was superb on piano and lead vocals. He also sang his hit single for us, “All By Myself”.

— MusicOfOurHeart.blog, May 3, 2014

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Couldn’t Have happened as described. Most likely it was the Eric Carmen Band, which did all of the Raspberries hits, plus (of course), “All By Myself.”

Bernie

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It was added through DocScan and appeared in my first post on this topic...I just added it again in 3 posts above this one...Am I the only one that can see it?...

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Is it a JPG, GIF or PNG? Try adding it using the Message Board “Click to choose files” function...that little paper clip below where you type your message.

Bernie

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