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    Where's Eric?

    Is Eric still living in the Cleveland area?? Been awhile since I've been here but Bernie should remember when I shared my videos of The Cyrus Erie and The Who at Music Carnival.... Last I knew Eric was still here but that was a couple years ago.......
  2. Giving grease a ride!
  3. R.I.P..........Leo Murphy.....Father of Marty Murphy, one of Eric's best friends and also an original member of Cyrus Erie passed. He served as the trainer for The Cleveland Browns many years. https://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2018/08/leo_murphy_94_worked_longer_th.html
  4. Hey Marty....Eh,I mean martinwilbury.....I was also at that show where CE opened for Jeff Beck Group. Mentor Hullabaloo on a wintery Sunday afternoon. I was sitting....yes,sitting...on the floor with Jeff beck within reach of me. Rod Stewart on vocals...Jeff Beck,guitar....Ron Wood,bass....Mick Waller,drums....I distinctively remember the drummer shaking his head in disgust about Mike McBrides drum set-up. I thought his kit was great! Sweat dripped off of Beck's nose he was so intense. And yes....no one could play Nights in White Satin like Cyrus Erie! I miss our conversations at Gateway Drug,Marty!
  5. I think the opening is played fingers across the D,G,B, and E strings at the 7th fret,with hammers on the G string,9th fret.........then B string,10th fret....G string, 11th fret. I saw Eric play this part....not sure what Wally played. Droning on the A string throughout.... ????
  6. This guy is one of the best classic Rock guitarists on Youtube...I think he nailed this!
  7. BTW....I am "catter" in the comments section........I wanted to voice how I truly feel about Eric and his rightful earnings.....
  8. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/11/former_raspberries_singer_eric.html#incart_m-rpt-1
  9. In the Cyrus Erie pic on stage....wasn't the guy in the striped shirt named Pete??? A roadie??? BTW...what was Don Ladanyi's younger brothers name?? He was a roadie with Pete....
  10. Imagine how good Clapton would have been had he learned to play guitar with ALL his fingers....he never uses his pinky! Observe......
  11. I remember first being exposed to The Small Faces music through The Cyrus Eris...... http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/12/ian_mclagan_rip_me_and_mac_a.html#incart_river
  12. An updated article.....with a video.... http://www.cleveland.com/music/index.ssf/2014/12/bobby_keys_sax_player_for_the.html#incart_river
  13. http://www.cleveland.com/music/index.ssf/2014/12/bobby_keys_sax_player_for_roll.html#incart_river
  14. I recall not seeing the Raspberries for the first time, rather The Cyrus Erie. It was at the Chesterland Hullabaloo....Before they took the stage, their equipment was impressive, and at that age, these guys had professional gear! Impressive. When the music began, they were dead on the songs....Can you imagine Nights In White Satin being played on a Farfisa(I think) and sounding exactly like the song?? The Who(pre-Tommy) were my favorites....Substitute was exact...as well as Tatoo...We later found out Townshend personally showed Wally how to play these. Michael McBride was a powehouse drummer...also popped out front to do Mick Jagger songs while Eric manned the skins.....Bob McBride silently buoyed the group with solid bass.... Early on, Marty Murphy was also on guitar...they did songs like "Come On Up" by The Young Rascals.....I recall "Love Is Blue", by Paul Mauriet.....Left Banke songs off the first album...."Positively 4th St." song by Wally....."Rollin Over" by The Small Faces as well as a kick ass version of Tin Soldier, My Way of Giving, I'm Only Dreaming.....Open My Eyes by The Nazz.... You had to be there, gang! Nothing like this group had ever hit the stage before in Cleveland....even eclipsing The Choir.....these guys had the equipment, the songs, the stage clothes....they were stars! Back then every group wore stage clothes....something that isn't done as much nowadays. I saw them at the Hulabaloo's, CYO dances,Clevelands rock & roll bars.....I visited Marty many times at his job at Gateway Drug Store in Lyndhurst while attending John Carroll University...we chatted for hours about the group, equipment,Cleveland music, and music worldwide. It was not unusual to be at Record Rendezvous browsing the latest 45's and to look up and see Eric & Marty standing alongside you.....or to be shopping at Richman Bros and see Eric searching for new stage clothes. The music community was tight and we all lived within the same culture. Guitars, songs, girls, and gigs were all that mattered. Great memories of the day...sorry I went on longer than I should have.......
  15. Streaming on Yahoo...... https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/everly-brothers-tribute
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