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As Gina and I were talking yesterday, she asked me if I had any old pictures from many of the shows I attended in the '70s. I realized that I never brought a camera, because the music always engaged me so much that the last thing on my mind was taking pictures. The only event I took pictures of was Eric's solo debut at The Bottom Line in New York City on April 2, 1976, and I have color slides from those two shows.

Gina brought up an excellent point: some board members must have great pictures of old Razz shows they might like to share online. Does anyone have any? All I thought about doing was *going* and hearing the music, but looking back, I wish I had taken photos.

I'll be glad to share my pictures of Eric's debut online. It would be cool to see any photos people have of the old shows, if they were e-mailed to Bernie and he posted them.

smile --Darlene

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As Gina and I were talking yesterday, she asked me if I had any old pictures from many of the shows I attended in the '70s. I realized that I never brought a camera, because the music always engaged me so much that the last thing on my mind was taking pictures. The only event I took pictures of was Eric's solo debut at The Bottom Line in New York City on April 2, 1976, and I have color slides from those two shows.

Gina brought up an excellent point: some board members must have great pictures of old Razz shows they might like to share online. Does anyone have any? All I thought about doing was *going* and hearing the music, but looking back, I wish I had taken photos.

I'll be glad to share my pictures of Eric's debut online. It would be cool to see any photos people have of the old shows, if they were e-mailed to Bernie and he posted them.

smile --Darlene

As I too was at that show I would love to see pictures. I wonder if I have any pictures somewhere?
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So you saw John Lennon, May Pang and Harry Nilsson at that one too. Wasn't that a show?! I'm looking for video footage of it, but haven't been able to find any anywhere. I'll have to call radio and tv stations to see if they have any. SOMEone must have it in their archives.

smile --Darlene

PS Look for those pictures!

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Rick Barstow, who was Dan and Randy Klawon's roadie, sent me a few photos of former Raspberries circa the bands The Secret and Peter Panic several years ago and I put them on a web page back in 1999.

There's one shot of Wally Bryson and Dave Smalley in The Secret with Jim Bonfanti sitting in on drums, as he often did.

Wally's band, Peter Panic, featured Dave Thomas and Dan Klawon, who joined Wally in 1976 for the band Tattoo's only album.

The photos of Dan Klawon are priceless and Wally, with a full beard playing his dual-necked Raspberries guitar, is pretty cool.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy them. Probably some good memories for Raspberries and Cleveland fans:

http://members.aol.com/KidKrider/peterpanic.html

Don smile

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Paulie, thanks!

Kay Bryson said Al, the EC.Com merch guy and WAB party dude, took a photo or two of Jim Bonfanti and Wally Bryson backstage at a reunion concert by The James Gang recently --- I'm hoping Al will share those photos here (Kay said that Joe Walsh had Wally come backstage and play his new Les Paul)... sorry to pressure you, Al, but inquiring minds want to see the photos!

Raspberries stuff from the web:

Wally picking up his Flying V guitar at Wright Guitar in Cleveland last November from WrightGuitar.Com (the photo is located at the bottom right hand side of the page): http://www.wrightguitar.com/pictures.html

Neat photo of Scott McCarl in action at Ricksource.Com:

Cool photo of Eric Carmen with a bass guitar (is that a Hofner?) seated at his desk in front of his computer checking out (I'm guessing) EricCarmen.Com from Photogmarc.Com: http://www.photogmarc.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/Carmen.jpg --- easily one of my favorite photos of Eric: relaxed and happy.

Don smile

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Cool photo of Eric Carmen with a bass guitar (is that a Hofner?) seated at his desk in front of his computer checking out (I'm guessing) EricCarmen.Com from Photogmarc.Com

The cool thing about this photo is that there's a computer monitor behind Eric, and if you zoom way in on it, you can make out the release date of the Raspberries' forthcoming live CD!

--Larry

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Quote:
Originally posted by chris hess:

lc,are u serious? i didnt see anything..if not,u got me good!!!lol,chris

Chris,

It's all there, including the track listings, and the complete budget! (Can't believe how much money got spent on the mastering!)

Hee hee.... Just kidding.... I guess I did get ya good, Chris. Great photo, though, isn't it? :-)

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  • 2 weeks later...

The question of photos of Eric at the Bottom Line in 1976 photos was raised, and I found a site that licenses and/or sells photo stock images that has (as of this posting) three shots from that show.

Go to http://www.musicpictures.com , enter "eric carmen" (without quotation marks) in the site's search engine to see three Richard E. Aaron photos of Eric Carmen in New York City in 1976. You can register at the site for free if you want to view larger images of the photos (with the website logo and ownsership marked on them).

Photos come and go from these kinds of sites, so I don't know how long those images will be online. These are direct links to the three photos (I believe they'll work without registering):

http://www.musicpictures.com/ln_pictures/sysiphus/mpcom/200/RA1001_Eric_CARMEN_2.JPG

http://www.musicpictures.com/ln_pictures/sysiphus/mpcom/200/RA1002_Eric_CARMEN_2.JPG

http://www.musicpictures.com/ln_pictures/sysiphus/mpcom/200/RA1003_Eric_CARMEN_2.JPG

Some other images, just for fun, from around the web:

* Eric and the spirit of Elvis Presley planning the next Raspberries album. Actually, Eric Carmen and Walt "keeping the memory of Elvis alive" Sanders: http://www.onenightwithyou.net/waltericcarmen.JPG

* Left side of the middle of page, Jim and Barb Bonfanti with two friends at the Great Lakes Cruising Club in 2002: http://www.glcclub.com/lifeline/02may/showreports.htm

* From former Choir member (1968-69) Denny Carleton's website, Jim Bonfanti is in the back of this photo (the guys in front are, left to right, Ric Egglestene, Denny Carleton and Gary Sawyer): http://dennycarleton.com/sawyer.jpg

From http://www.the-raspberries.com/the-raspberries.jpg : Scott McCarl, a guy in a mask, Wally Bryson and Dave Smalley in 2000 in Los Angeles promoting the "Refreshed" CD.

* And, also just for fun, one of my favorite British power pop acts of the '70s, The Arrows (they recorded the original version of Joan Jett's U. S. hit, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," and had a huge British hit with it) with a video of another of their British hits, "Touch Too Much" (they remind me of Raspberries and The Sweet rolled together, if that helps, and the only other time I've seen the video in the U. S. was on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" in 1974-75): http://youtube.com/watch?v=fYD0vCK5zRQ

Don smile

...keepin' the thread alive...

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Whew, you really did some research! My color slides from what was billed by The Bottom Line as Eric's "New York solo debut" are dated April 2, 1976 and all I know is that Jimmy Ienner, Clive Davis and a whole bunch of other people were running around as well as a flurry of media people taking pictures.

Eric did two fantastic shows that first evening in April (I didn't even know there were going to be other nights or I would have been there) and nobody else performed except EC and his band. I can still feel the electricity of those great performances!

SusanSAM where do you live? Were you at the April shows too?

smile --Darlene

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My three favorite pictures of that night are a three quarter length shot of Eric playing his guitar with stage lights making a blue haze in the background (perfect shot!), the end of "On Broadway" when, holding the mic in his right hand, he looked skyward and raised his left arm as he sang, "I'll see my name in lights..." and a really cool shot of him sitting on the piano while playing his guitar and singing (and probably chewing gum and eating tictacs at the same time!) when he dashed over the piano keyboard and struck a piano key several times in the middle of one of the songs without missing a beat! I captured that one just at the right moment.

Bernie has a scan of all those slides of mine somewhere. Bern, maybe you could link to them here.

smile --Darlene

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Thanks, Don ~

The Arrows! My sister went to see them c1974 when they were at The Rainbow, in London with Sweet. Her friend let her down so she went by herself. After the gig she was waiting and waiting outside for a taxi she ordered, but didn’t show. The Arrows came out and saw her waiting there and asked if she was okay, and as they were worried about her getting home late at night, they ordered their own taxi for her and insisted on paying for it, too. Nice guys! She’s never forgotten their kindness.

cool

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