I missed the Fleetwood Mac reunion tour that started this fall here in Minnesota. ( lots of reasons, but mainly due to my son who was in the midst of a very busy senior year soccer season - and me really not wanting to miss any of his games!). Anyway, it led me to Youtube, searching for videos from the concert, which led me to looking for videos of their 1980 concert ( -which I did make it to!). Somehow all the clicking led to more clicking and I ended up with Eric Carmen/Raspberries (not even sure anymore which one first!) Well, I am another one of those people who went "Eric Carmen was the lead singer of the Raspberries?". I almost feel stupid not knowing, but that beautiful voice, it just all made sense!
I was just a preteen when those Raspberry hits came out - but I always liked them and could of course sing right along!. I remember being 15/16 when All by Myself came out - my friend and I decided to split a membership to the Columbia Record House - each picking 3 and then "mutually" deciding on the 7th choice. Basically, we liked all of the same things anyway! I know she ended up with Eric Carmen and I believe the Best of Bread. (not sure what else!) I believe I got the Beatles Love Songs which counted as 2 choices - if I remember correctly! (and maybe Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees?). Oh, so long ago!
Well, ultimately, I ended up finding this sight - found the video "Don't Want to Say Goodbye" and had one of those "I love this song" moments! (hair raising!). Also, I have now seen the "I Can Remember" video and that song has become another favorite! I have been having great fun buying songs/albums from Itunes and making new playlists! I think it has been special because I like learning and enjoying new songs - yet these are old songs, new to me, that have that great comforting style and appeal!
This is getting wordy, but I think it is really great that this site is here - what a tribute! Many of you have a bigger connection than I ever will, and are lucky to have witnessed so much first hand! Although I'm sad I missed the reunion (by years!), I've learned about Mr. Carmen's training and accomplishments as a musician, and that there's a lot of songs I can enjoy including a new one this year! I love all of the old pictures and videos that have been shared here and on Youtube. I'm nostalgic anyway, but I will keep having these songs playing in the background so even my husband and kids will start singing along!
The closest I ever came to an "emerging band" was the Daisy Dillman Band that came to my town often from the Twin Cities - my husband and I were in college and went to see them as much as possible. They had one "hit" with "Lovin the Night Away" - never made it further in the big leagues, but still together playing music and having performances.
Thanks for letting me join in and "hello" to everyone!