Raspberries are a powerpop/rock band from the United States. They had a run of success in the early 1970s music scene with their crisp pop sound. The group drew influence from the British Invasion era bands like The Beatles, The Who, The Hollies, and Small Faces. In both the U.S. and the UK, the Raspberries helped pioneer the power pop music style that took off after the group disbanded.
The group's original lineup consisted of Eric Carmen (vocalist/guitarist/bassist), Wally Bryson (guitarist), Jim Bonfanti (drummer), and Dave Smalley (guitarist/bassist). Their best known songs include "Go All The Way", "Let's Pretend", "I Wanna Be With You", "Tonight", and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)".
Producer Jimmy Ienner was responsible for all four of the Raspberries' albums in the 1970s. The group broke up in 1975 after a five year run, and Eric Carmen proceeded to a successful career as a solo artist.
Bryson and Smalley resurrected the group's name in 2000 and continue to tour, taking in indie pop singer/songwriter Scott McCarl working as the vocalist. In 2005, Eric Carmen rejoined the band, and then the original four-man lineup undertook a well-received reunion tour.
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