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  1. We mostly talk about Lew.
  2. Maybe you haven't heard, but Dolly just announced that she would graciously accept a nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2022/04/29/dolly-parton-says-accept-rock-roll-hall-fame-induction/9586631002/ Perhaps you'd like to reconsider as well? 🤔
  3. Few are called, even fewer are chosen. I thought I'd take the time to enumerate the many advantages Kirk, LC and myself share since we are Moderators: 1. Keys to the executive bathroom 2. EricCarmen.com 401(k) match 3. Use of the company car 4. Two weeks paid vacation 5. Free beer
  4. For those of you following our daily countdown to EricCarmen.com's 25th Anniversary celebration on May 11, 2022—this will be the last yearly marker. It's just not realistic that I can come up with a milestone each year to celebrate—especially as we get closer to the current year. Sure, there were some cool things happening hre and there, including Eric releasing "Brand New Year" in 2014, but most years were just our EricCarmen.com family posting our daily and weekly musings on Eric, Raspberries, music in general and our day-to-day lives. So, instead I'll ask you all to mark your calendars and make sure you check back on our official 25th Anniversary on May 11! I've got the champagne chilling.
  5. On June 7, 2010, I posted a story about the time Keith Moon jumped up on stage with Raspberries at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in Los Angeles in '74. Eric—who was regularly posting on the Message Board at the time—added some personal anecdotes to the thread. Since then, I discovered some color slides showing Raspberries playing that very same show before Keith joined them for the encore. Here are a couple. Enjoy!
  6. The fact that this is the beginning of the tour and his voice is shot is not a good sign.
  7. I’ve never seen that “Lost In The Shuffle” picture sleeve with the sheet music on it.
  8. I've looked, too, Lew. There's a clip of Sambora on YouTube, but no videos of Eric's performance.
  9. For several years, EricCarmen.com held a fan gathering at my house in New Jersey. Affectionately dubbed "Weekend At Bernie's," Jim and Barb Bonfanti surprised everyone when they attended in 2006. But that was just an appetizer, as the next year Eric made an appearance. Needless to say, our friends from New Zealand were feeling left out. So one year, they held their own "Weekend At Bernie's Down Under" and send this photo. RIP, Muzza. You will be missed.
  10. One of the things I was responsible for during the Raspberries reunion was making laminates for the band. I only made a handful for each show, so unless you wore one, you'll probably never have one. Here's a photo of the last concert laminate. What a great ride this was. Thank you, Raspberries.
  11. On April 3, 2009, the reunited Raspberries played their final show. They were invited to play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Party. I was lucky enough to be there and posted this review: The next day, the group appeared at Cleveland's Hard Rock Cafe to sign memorabilia. Sadly, this would be the last time all four members were together in the same room.
  12. On November 15, 2008, Eric Carmen made a rare solo appearance at the American Music Masters Tribute concert honoring Les Paul at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theater in Cleveland, OH. Joining him onstage were Slash of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and other musical luminaries. Paul, 93, was also there for the show. Eric Carmen and Steve Lukather of Toto joined forces on "It's Been a Long, Long Time." For the grand finale, the entire cast joined Paul for an all-star jam. "This is a wonderful night for me," a visibly moved Paul said. "Thank you so much!" Steve Lukather on lead guitar with Eric on lead vocals. Eric singing a stirring rendition of "It's Been A Long, Long Time." Les Paul, Eric and Slash backstage after the show. Eric poses for a photo with James Burton and Les Paul. Richie Sambora and Eric at the Les Paul Tribute After-Party.
  13. Lew, If only you can use that time travel power to make yourself rich...
  14. The singer sounds like Noddy Holder from Slade.
  15. Yes. Eric saw me post here at EricCarmen.com about how much I loved "She Remembered" and sent them to me as a gift for my birthday one year. They're vintage and date back to when the song was written/recorded.
  16. DVD won't cut it with the HD picture, Kirk. Blu-Ray or digital download on this one. 😎
  17. In 2007, Raspberries continued their reunion tour making stops in both coasts and ending back where they started, in Cleveland, Ohio: October 13, 2007 — Highline Ballroom, New York NY October 14, 2007 — Highline Ballroom, New York NY November 28, 2007 — The Grove, Anaheim CA November 30, 2007 — House of Blues, West Hollywood CA December 14, 2007 — Playhouse Square, Cleveland OH Their show at the House of Blues in West Hollywood was filmed in high-definition with multi-track audio. Unlike the "Live on Sunset Strip" show that was released on DVD in standard definition, this show was shot in full eye-popping HD. Hopefully, the full show will one day find its way to an official release by the band. But until then, and I'm not even sure I'm allowed to share this, but what the heck... it's EricCarmen.com's 25th Anniversary. Enjoy!
  18. Jimmy McCulloch looks like a baby!
  19. Thought you might enjoy seeing this, Rhonda. It's hanging in my office.
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