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  1. Thanks for the update. I had made all kinds of arrangements to go see Eric, but when he decided against appearing, I switched all my plans back. I am disappointed, but totally support his decision. Wish I had known back then you were at the Scott/Wally show. I was there, too. Would have bought you and your hubby a drink. Oh well, in the words of Eric: Someday!
  2. Just wondering if you went on Saturday and if anything was said about Eric not being there? Was the show any good? Who did the singing without Eric or Todd? Thanks, Pat Griffin Chicago,IL
  3. Scott and Wally did several Beatles cuts when they played together in Chicago two years ago. I had the pleasure of shaking hands with both and having a ten minute conversation with Scott.
  4. Listened to the show this morning. Bob Stroud read a little piece about Eric's career with "Ecstacy" playing in the background. He then followed that by playing the full versions of "Go All The Way", "Let's Pretend", and "She Did It". (Could that have been the best ten consecutive minutes on Chicago radio since the seventies?) He then said "there will have to be some changes in the Abbey Road tour starting in Chicago" (I thought "uh-oh") "Todd Rundgren is touring with Hall and Oates simultaneously, so he will have to miss the Chicago show because they have a concert that day." Shouldn't that clinch Eric being there? Who else would sing all the songs? The one thing that was odd, though, was on any promos they read about the show, they said "five o'clock" yet the internet promo says "three", so I hope that isn't a problem. That needs to be straightened out for anyone going. I could not hear any number to call the station, so I e-mailed Bob and asked him what he knows. I will post any response I get immediately for everyone. I'll tell you, thirty years later, and is there anything better than hearing "Go All The Way" on the radio? I still get goosebumps!
  5. Do you know what time the show is on tomorrow?
  6. Gina: What station is that, 97.1? I know that Bob Stroud is a huge Raspberries fan and I believe he still works there. When he used to work at The Loop, they had a "two for Tuesday" segment and every Tuesday, I would call him and ask for the Raspberries. He used to tell me he looked forward to my call because they had to log the requests and that would allow him to play the group. he would always play "Go All The Way" and "Overnight Sensation." Thanks, Pat
  7. The first concert I ever attended was a double bill with Iggy Pop and Blue Oyster Cult. Iggy Pop was injured and replaced by a band that had just switched two members. Their name? Raspberries!
  8. I definately would call Ticketmaster to complain! Maybe if they got enough letters and refunds issued because of no Eric, the promoters might wake up to view what a loyal fan base he has and come to him to front his own tour. Any word on the Chicago show yet? At least that one is free, but I'm not going if Eric isn't!
  9. I know there are a lot of musicians out there reading the EC board and I also know that there are alot of people who would like to be a songwriter. I am currently in a huge lyric writing slump and I'm looking for someone to collaborate with. Any EC fans interested in sending me some lyrics to see if I can put music to (and that includes you, Eric! LOL! Wouldn't THAT be a dream come true for me?) feel free to e-mail me. We can split the copyright fees. I'm not saying it'll work out, but I'd love to try.
  10. I know you have already had "Boats" on here before, but if have a version from the Ringo tour, that would be great. His version in Chicago at the House of Blues was just fantastic! If you have any older recordings, I've heard that Raspberries did a great cover of "Ticket To Ride" by The Beatles.
  11. Bernie: I, too, went to that tour and saw EC do the songs on the DVD, GATW, and if memory serves me correctly, All By Myself. Is there a copy of that in someone's vault...somewhere?
  12. Sorry if this has been posted before, but I wanted to share this with my fellow EC fans, who were unaware. I went to buy my wife the Special Edition DVD of Dirty Dancing and to my surprise, it includes not only the full video of "Hungry Eyes", but also the concert which features three EC tunes. Pick it up today!!! I bought it for her and I'm the one who is watching it!
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