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  1. Magic was a Cleveland bar band that became Eric's backup for the first album. Their lead singer was Danny Hrdlicka.
  2. Well, now having had almost 2 years to consider it, I would lend my opinion that the original 4 guys made the sound. Almost 40 years later, the sound still works. Scott and Mike contributed to the "sucess" of the band. However, everyone needs to rewind to 1971 and hear these four semi"original" guys (John was in the original band) playing songs that took you back only 5-7 years but seemed like a lifetime. Only when I heard the reunion shows and The Choir show did it confirm to me it was the basic core that created a sound emulated by others to come, Petty, Springsteen, Cheap Trick, hell even ELO. Four humble kids from Ohio (some transplanted ) made it happen. I was proud to have been there and more proud now to pass on the music and the history to my children and a new generation of audiophiles.
  3. refreshed was good for what is was....The Raspberries... even if EC and JB were not there...it stands for where 3 guys were at one point in time....trying to see if they still had it....and they did.
  4. Especially since both BCR's and Springsteen came after Raspberries.
  5. Eric, The first time I heard the band was at a high school dance in Cleveland. I just thought that you, Wally, John, and Jim had the best sound out there. The music captured all my interests, all my emotions, whether it was your original material or your covers of the Beatles, Left Banke, Badfinger (No Matter What today is still one of my all-time favorites because of the many great times I had hearing it), Who. I am sure you can appreciate my dancing with the young ladies back then listening to that music. For the first generation of post-greaser hippies, you guys were our Temptations/Four Tops. As I graduated from high school and the band started their recording career, the new music which embodied everthing from Beach Boys/Beatles to Jay and the Americans/Buckinghams to Steve Mariot/Small Faces/Faces, the Berries music was the signature of my approaching adulthood whilst still keeping the innocence of my youth. I imagine I will still be listening to GATW, Ecstacy, Play On, IWBWY, along with HTGOAH and Should I Wait in my 80's the Good Lord willing! Music For My Lifetime!
  6. Eric, The first time I heard the band was at a high school dance in Cleveland. I just thought that you, Wally, John, and Jim had the best sound out there. The music captured all my interests, all my emotions, whether it was your original material or your covers of the Beatles, Left Banke, Badfinger (No Matter What today is still one of my all-time favorites because of the many great times I had hearing it), Who. I am sure you can appreciate my dancing with the young ladies back then listening to that music. For the first generation of post-greaser hippies, you guys were our Temptations/Four Tops. As I graduated from high school and the band started their recording career, the new music which embodied everthing from Beach Boys/Beatles to Jay and the Americans/Buckinghams to Steve Mariot/Small Faces/Faces, the Berries music was the signature of my approaching adulthood whilst still keeping the innocence of my youth. I imagine I will still be listening to GATW, Ecstacy, Play On, IWBWY, along with HTGOAH and Should I Wait in my 80's the Good Lord willing! Music For My Lifetime!
  7. Jim was the best! He will be missed. Cleveland and rock'n'roll has lost a true gentleman and an avid fan. REST IN PEACE.
  8. THe last two Grass Roots songs were 70's. Just a technicality
  9. Is anyone willing to share their copoes of these unreleased songs(except NSD)
  10. Eric, Can you elaborate on the story/rumor of Joe Walsh wanting to play in Raspberries? I know Mr. Walsh always appreciated harmonies and melody, so it would have OK for him, and he knew/played with Jim. Was there ever any discussion, and do you think it would have been a good, if not interesting idea.
  11. Unfortunately, it is/was billed as Badfinger,
  12. They came on around 10pm. The ES-Shades were a good band. The Alarm Clocks rocked. Wally backed Jessie on one song they did as the Bryson Group in the tavern after the Choir show. And no, I do not believe Jessie is scheduled for tonight, but there should be some good local acts playing in the bar after the show.
  13. Song List Feel a whole lot better We gotta get out of this place It'a All over Now I Only Did It Cause When You Walk In The Room So tired of Waiting Bad to Me Tell Her No When You Were With Me If I Needed Someone Save the Last Dance Ferry Across the Mersey Laugh LAugh The Kids Are Allright We got a good thing going Gimme Some Lovin' It's Cold Outside Encore: Route 66 No surprise guests, the guys were loose and had a great time. Jessie played great too. Great Party!
  14. I have 1 ticket available for Saturday's SOLD OUT Choir show @ The Beachland Ballroom. Possibly an extra one or two can also be let go. Private email me. $28.50 (Cost including handling fees).
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