Eric Carmen, Legendary Raspberries Frontman, Dies at 74

Published March 12, 2024

Eric Carmen, renowned as the lead singer of The Raspberries and for his solo hits like Hungry Eyes, Never Gonna Fall in Love Again, and She Did It, has died at age 74.

Carmen’s spouse, Amy, confirmed the sad news on his official website. She described the loss of Eric as immensely sorrowful and acknowledged his peaceful passing in his sleep over the weekend.

Amy Carmen paid tribute to her husband's legacy. "Eric's music brought joy to many people for several decades, and that will remain his enduring legacy," she reflected.

In her statement, Amy Carmen requested privacy for the family during this challenging time and alluded to one of Eric's songs, Love Is All That Matters...Faithful and Forever, to express her deep sense of loss. As of now, the specific cause of Eric's passing has not been disclosed.

Eric Carmen's rise to fame began with The Raspberries, a band he started in 1970 hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. The band captivated fans with their hit Go All the Way and were inspired by iconic groups like The Beatles and The Who. The Raspberries were known for hit songs such as Let’s Pretend, I Wanna Be with You, and Tonight.

The group disbanded after five years, having left a significant mark on the music scene of the 1970s. Eric Carmen was not only a gifted vocalist but also a classically trained pianist and a self-taught guitarist. His musical skills played a significant role in his successful career.

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