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  2. Songs I forgot that I loved

    Two awesome songs there—"Careless Whisper" and "Look What You've Done to Me." And... here's one I rediscover every now and then—one of the steamiest pop songs ever, and a great listen 40-some years later: "Miracles" by Jefferson Starship, featuring the late, great Marty Balin (who went directly past innuendo in his lyrics), with some killer backing vocals by Grace Slick. If you're the age of most on this board, this song can't help but take you back in time to the great unknown of teen years.... I know it's also an Elle favorite, per earlier threads.
  3. Cheryl Ladd does Dionne

    Wasn't Cheryl Ladd the replacement for Farrah Fawcett?
  4. Mary Hopkin does Doris Day

    So brilliant that I need to start a thread on Macca. I've been wanting to make note of a certain genre within McCartney's catalog, and "Goodbye" is part and parcel.... Stay tuned. (I didn't want to totally hijack this nice thread on Mary Hopkins and Doris Day!)
  5. Grumpy Cat dies

    Well, I do like cats, although ever since I got a dog, the cats have been leapfrogged. A great dog (like mine) is a game-changer!
  6. Raspberries Trading Cards

    It was Halloween night in '62 and when we were done canvassing the neighborhood I dumped out my pillow case and along with the candy there were 2 Mars Attacks cards. I was hooked just from looking at those two cards and spent every dime of my allowance at the local drug store buying the packs out of a vending machine- 5 cards and a stick of bubblegum. Took awhile to get all the cards, but it was pretty exciting for a 9 year old!
  7. Raspberries Trading Cards

    Those Mars Attacks cards from the 1960s were great. I had a handful of them. Somehow. They really got into your head! https://www.ebay.com/itm/1962-Mars-Attacks-21-Prize-Captive-PSA-3-5-Well-Centered-Popular-Card/153483360793?hash=item23bc523a19:g:mtIAAOSwkElc1ZqR
  8. Raspberries Trading Cards

    LC, I have a bunch of cards from the 50's, 60's, and a few 70's. Every kind you can imagine. My favorite was my complete Mars Attacks set that the druggie neighborhood kid stole a few years back.
  9. Grumpy Cat dies

    A gold star to Larry for firing on all cylinders to keep this Message Board alive! Going the extra mile to add his thoughts to a Grumpy Cat post, of all things! Kudos, LC! Bernie
  10. Mary Hopkin does Doris Day

    He was so brilliant back then! Brilliant still, of course, but back then?!? Hoo boy! Bernie
  11. Raspberries Trading Cards

    The cards were Ken Sharp’s idea, and they did turn out VERY cool ( if I do say so myself)! Bernie
  12. Raspberries Trading Cards

    Who remembers these 'berries cards? Well-designed, Bernie. As someone who has been an editor and longtime writer in the area of baseball, football, and other types of cards and collectibles, I got a kick out of them. In fact, I wonder why music cards never got anywhere near the level of sports cards. It's such a great topic... there are new releases every year that would provide great fodder for themes and for text on the back. And fans of music are as passionate as sports fans. And the visuals would be great. We used to talk about that at our office when I was editing in the collectibles field. We did publish an entertainment card magazine, but it was much smaller than our sports card mag. And the focus was split between then-new comic book characters featured in card sets (Batman, Superman, and the like) and vintage cards, from tobacco issues to those great 1960s and '70s sets featuring everything from monsters to cars to TV shows. And, yes, we did cover the music cards out there, too. Don't forget: In the 1950s, there were Elvis cards put out by Topps, and multiples sets of Beatles cards in the 1960s—I remember those well. Monkees cards, too, were popular when I was a kid. And I remember Partridge Family cards in the 1970s. And Topps put out some Elvis cards in the 1970s, too—I think right after he died. And all kinds of other oddball sets have come out. Cyndi Lauper cards in the 1980s. Pro Set 's "Super Stars of Music" cards in the 1990s. Country music cards in the 1990s. All-new and well designed sets of Elvis cards and Beatles cards in the the 1990s. But overall, music cards have never quite caught on, even though they're pretty interesting and kind of fun. Bernie's cards added to the fun.
  13. Mary Hopkin does Doris Day

    Bernie, that McCartney version is so awesome. I've always loved the mood of his version. Mary's too. But it's hard to beat Paul.
  14. Carpool Karaoke: ABM

    Ha! That's great. The song that keeps on keepin' on.
  15. GATW "From The Fire" cover

    I missed it the first time around, so great to hear it. Good energy. Thanks, Dave!
  16. On eBay last month, somebody spent $100 for your Marathon Man book, Bernie. (https://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Raspberries-Eric-Carmen-MARATHON-MAN-2004-1st-Edition-Book-Mint-Rare/113714433276?epid=122290010&hash=item1a79e88cfc:g:siYAAOSwS4tcrgy1) And we seen it sell for even higher prices in the recent past. I got a kick out of the seller's note: "This book was never read..." Makes an author feel good, huh? Well, he/she likely bought two copies, one to read and one as an investment. On the other hand, last year, I saw on eBay that somebody was selling a baseball book I wrote in the late 1990s; it had been autographed by both me and the photographer whose work was featured. I even personalized it "To Ed...." Apparently, Ed no longer wanted his collector's item book of Mickey Mantle photography. So, I bought it myself! And I gave it to a close friend of mine whose name is Ed. Worked out nicely!
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  18. Mary Hopkin does Doris Day

    Back in 1991 when they were showing reruns of "The Ed Sullivan Show" in a half hour format, I saw Mary Hopkin doing the song "Goodbye" in 1969 for the first time!!
  19. Carpool Karaoke: ABM

    Too funny!
  20. GATW "From The Fire" cover

    Yep, solid...made the rounds awhile back.
  21. Mary Hopkin does Doris Day

    And the maestro. Bernie
  22. I Can Hardly Believe...

    A great song! And a tough one for Eric to sing, which is probably why they cut it from their sets. Always loved how he could effortlessly go from that soft, sweet ballad voice to that rough and tumble loud scream. Just amazing! Bernie
  23. GATW "From The Fire" cover

    Solid. Bernie
  24. I saw that tweet by Eric on the Spotify fake artists. Real interesting (and disturbing) revelation. Seems the crooked music industry is just as crooked as ever. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Bernie
  25. Acoustic cover ABM

    nicely done.
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