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Happy Birthday, Eric!


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When I started this website, way back in 1997, most families didn't have personal computers. in fact, one of the first things I did when powering up my first computer—an Apple Macintosh, of course—was search for "Eric Carmen." When the only thing that came up was a page or two on the opera "Carmen" by Bizet, I started my own fan site—dubbed "The Eric Carmen Home Page" (because that's what they called them back then). It opened with little fanfare and grew and grew until now, literally bursting at the seams with over 2,800,000 hits! Pretty impressive.

Eric didn't have a computer back then, so the first few years of birthday messages were compiled by me, printed, placed into a binder and mailed to Eric. Eventually, I got it all online. And when the Raspberries reunion was in full swing, this online birthday card would often get hundreds of signatures and messages from fans and well-wishers all around the world.

Now with social media offering fans various ways to interact with their favorite celebrity, website forums like this one seem to be stuck in time, with less visitors, and with more nostalgia than anything else for a time long gone by.

So yeah, hit Eric up with a "Happy Birthday" on Facebook. Shoot him a tweet. Send him an Instagram pic. But maybe just for old times sake, give him a shout out here, at EricCarmen.com—where it all began.

Happy Birthday, Eric! Save a piece of cake for me!

:)

Bernie

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I usually wait until his birthday, or pretty close to it, to wish Eric "Happy Birthday" here at EC.com.  But, Bernie has made me all nostalgic for the 'good ol' days of the internet and EricCarmen.com, so let me be the next in line to wish Eric "Happy Birthday" this year!  I got a computer back in 1997 after I stumbled upon this website at the library- borrowing one of their computers to surf the net.  Up until then, I didn't much care if I was part of the computer age or not.  After the discovery of EC.com, I couldn't wait to get one!  What has transpired in the 20 years since has been some of the best times I've had on the internet, thanks to Eric and his contributions to this website, as well as everything else Bernie's creation has spawned.  So, a big "thank you" to Bernie, and a heart felt "Happy Birthday" to Eric!  Kirk 

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Since age is only a number, you do not need to act it! If it rains on your birthday, Jump in puddles, Go to the park and enjoy the swing set!

At age 3, you were a genius and you still are! Enjoy your day without listening to the news, the modern trashy music, and just relax.

Have fun with the kids and do whatever you want to. I've always been a fan, and had to listen to "Go All the Way" behind my parent's backs, but you give us happiness. We need that.

Thank you for the enjoyment you have given all of us! :D

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 I remember I had a computer at home and computers at school in 1997 since back then I was 17 years old and still in High School although I didn't start going on the Internet searching for anything on Eric Carmen until 2011 and I'm sure glad I'm one of the few ones that stayed here after being a member on here for almost 2 years and I've almost made 3000 posts on here too and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to leave here anytime soon because I love this website so much---Tammy Quick :heartpump::wub::heartpump::wub:

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When this site was hopping, it was better than the best Facebook etc. has to offer.  I think this site still has its nitch.  It´s been some years since things were hot here, but I think it could happen again, with new players, and some old returnees.

IMHO.

P.S. Happy Birthday Eric!

James

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2 hours ago, James said:

When this site was hopping, it was better than the best Facebook etc. has to offer.  I think this site still has its nitch.  It´s been some years since things were hot here, but I think it could happen again, with new players, and some old returnees.

IMHO.

P.S. Happy Birthday Eric!

James

I think you are correct here James! All it would take is for Eric to someday start a thread telling us that he has a show to announce, and this place would explode once again! :)

Tim

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I can imagine that there will be a lot more people on here if Eric comes back on here because I remember a couple years ago when Eric used hang out in the Facebooks groups that Eric and I are in there was way more people on there than there is right now except of course when Eric posts things on his own Facebook timeline sometimes and I know that I've been hoping for a while now that Eric will go back on tour---Tammy Quick 

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And your Birthday Bonus-

Available on CD, The Beatles, Live At The Hollywood Bowl. Added arre four previously unreleased songs, from 1964 and 1965 concerts.

Also in mid-September is the Ron Howard Documentary, Eighy Days A Week-The Touring Years.

Then on 180 gram Vinyl in mid-November will be The Hollywood Bowl Album.

Download Streaming of Documenatary through Hulu website in mid-September , also.

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