Raspbernie Posted August 2, 2016 Share Posted August 2, 2016 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 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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