May 23, 2024

Eric Carmen, singer of “All By Myself” and “Hungry Eyes,” has died at 74.

His spouse Amy Carmen shared the information of his passing, saying he died in his sleep.

“It’s with super disappointment that we share the heartbreaking information of the passing of Eric Carmen. Our candy, loving and gifted Eric handed away in his sleep, over the weekend,” Amy mentioned in a press release on his web site.

“It introduced him nice pleasure to know, that for many years, his music touched so many and might be his lasting legacy. Please respect the household’s privateness as we mourn our monumental loss,” she mentioned.

No reason behind demise was revealed.

Eric Carmen was born in Cleveland and was “singing earlier than most youngsters may speak,” he mentioned in his web site bio. Sensing his musical skills, his dad and mom had already enrolled him on the Cleveland Institute of Music at 2 years outdated.

Carmen discovered inspiration in going to live shows along with his grandmother, watching his Aunt Muriel play music, and in theater and movies.

“After seeing The Beatles movie, ‘A Arduous Day’s Evening,’ I dropped all the pieces and instantly determined I wished to do THAT! I taught myself to play guitar (form of) and joined my first band a number of months later,” Carmen wrote in his bio.

He was additionally moved by “West Aspect Story,” which he noticed 11 instances.

Carmen rose to fame in 1970, when his band the Raspberries — of which he was the lead singer — went in opposition to the grain of what was thought of “in” and made pop rock with melodies and energy chords.

In 1975 he recorded his first solo album, self-titled “Eric Carmen.” Its tune “All By Myself” grew to become the primary single and have become a prime 5 worldwide file. He went on to file a number of extra albums.

Carmen went on to put in writing for “Footloose” and later produced “Hungry Eyes” for “Soiled Dancing.” He was nominated for a Grammy for his work on Footloose in 1985.

In 2004, the Raspberries reunited after over 30 years to carry out on the new Home of Blues in Cleveland, with the present promoting out in 4 minutes. They launched into a mini-tour the next 12 months.

The group’s closing efficiency was in December 2007 at Cleveland’s KeyBank State Theatre, in accordance with CNN.

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