Eric Carmen, Raspberries Frontman Dies at 74

Eric Carmen dies at 74

Eric Carmen, an American singer, songwriter and the frontman of Raspberries died at 74.

The news of Eric Carmen’s death was posted by his wife Amy Carmen on the artist’s official website. There is no detailed information about the cause of death. The only information shared is that Eric Carmen passed away in his sleep.

The Raspberries were formed in 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio. Eric Carmen, who was already an accomplished musician, joined forces with guitarist Wally Bryson, bassist Dave Smalley, and drummer Jim Bonfanti to create the band. Their most famous song, “Go All the Way,” reached the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1972. Other notable songs include “I Wanna Be with You” and “Overnight Sensation (Hit Record).”

After The Raspberries disbanded in 1975, Eric Carmen pursued a successful solo career. One of his most famous solo hits is “All By Myself,” a ballad that reached the top of the charts in 1976. He also had other hits like “Hungry Eyes” and “Make Me Lose Control.”

After disbanding in 1975, the Raspberries reunited in the early 2000s and released the album “Raspberries Refreshed”. In 2009, the band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Amy Carmen said goodbye to her husband with these sentences:

“It is with tremendous sadness that we
share the heartbreaking news of the passing
of Eric Carmen.

Our sweet, loving and talented Eric
passed away in his sleep, over the weekend.

It brought him great joy to know, that for
decades, his music touched so many and will be
his lasting legacy.

Please respect the family’s privacy as we
mourn our enormous loss.

“Love Is All That Matters…Faithful and Forever”

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