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R.I.P. Eric Carmen (1949-2024)

It is with sadness that we share the news that Eric Carman has passed away at the age of 74. Born in Cleveland, Eric was a musical prodigy who dreamed of a career as a concert pianist. That dream changed radically when the Beatles hit the scene in the early 60s and Eric decided he’d rather be a rock star instead.

Eric rose to fame as leader of the group the Raspberries. They scored a number of hits in the 1970s, beginning with “Go All the Way.” Carmen went on to even greater success as a solo artist with such hits as “All by Myself,” “Hungry Eyes,” and “Make Me Lose Control.”

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