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Vinnie B Trask

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Counting myself lucky because...

1. Saw Raspberries play twice at Disneyland. 

2. Saw Raspberries play at the L.A. Coliseum.

3. Saw Raspberries several times on their reunion tour.

4. Saw Eric play twice at The Roxy.

5. Saw Eric play UCLA.

6. All of the above.🤪

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12 hours ago, Raspbernie said:

Count yourself lucky if you…

1. Saw him perform on the Dirty Dancing tour.

2. Saw him perform on the All-Starr Band tour.

3. Saw him perform at “An Evening with Eric Carmen.”

4. Saw him perform on the Raspberries reunion tour.

5. All of the above. 😜

So Eric is permanently retired. Neither money nor desire would bring him to perform.

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5 hours ago, Raspbernie said:

If you’re a guitar player who hasn’t played in years, your fingers might be a little stiff, but you could probably plug in and play.

Not as easy to do if your instrument is your voice.

Which is evident if you listen to Eric sing in 2000, then 2004, 2005, and 2007. His voice got better each time...

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On 11/23/2021 at 5:29 AM, Raspbernie said:

If you’re a guitar player who hasn’t played in years, your fingers might be a little stiff, but you could probably plug in and play.

Not as easy to do if your instrument is your voice.

Bernie, thank you for finally saying this. And yes, your voice is an instrument. Wear and tear on your singing voice is a difficult process to recover. The desire has to be there also. However, I could listen to a full CD or a concert of just Eric playing the piano.

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On 11/22/2021 at 4:48 PM, Raspbernie said:

Count yourself lucky if you…

1. Saw him perform on the Dirty Dancing tour.

2. Saw him perform on the All-Starr Band tour.

3. Saw him perform at “An Evening with Eric Carmen.”

4. Saw him perform on the Raspberries reunion tour.

5. All of the above. 😜

Number one, number two, number four (three times) , all checked and I also saw him with the Mccarl/mcBride raspberries in the 70s once and as a solo artist six times. Not going to number three still haunts me to this day. Somebody told me he was coming on a tour to Chicago and that’s the only reason I didn’t go and of course it never happened. 
 

That show needs to be released on DVD!

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14 hours ago, Kirk said:

Celine Dion contributed half of that...

The Bay City Rollers probably also helped to fill EC's coffers as Let's Pretend was included on the Jimmy Ienner produced album, Dedication, which was released in 1976 at the peak of Rollermania.

Although the BCR bookkeeping was famously rigged against the band members, I wonder if songwriters got their royalties.

The album hit the #1 spot in Japan and did well on other charts around the world.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dedication_(Bay_City_Rollers_album)

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Susie,

Eric may have gotten performance royalties from Arista (and I'm sure even that's debatable), but he had to sue CAM for his songwriting royalties. I don't believe he received a penny of back-royalties owed him, but got full rights to his songs. This was *before* Celine's monster hit, so it all turned out well in the end.

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