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The Raspberries: Rebirth Of The Cool

Dave DiMartino, MOJO, November 2002

Who are they? The inspired combination of two of Cleveland's finest unsung rock bands of the late '60s – Cyrus Erie and The Choir – this gleefully anachronistic quartet formed in 1970 and included Eric Carmen (bass), Wally Bryson (guitar), David Smalley (guitar) and Jim Bonfanti (drums). Following a brief 1973 break-up, Carmen, Bryson, and new members Scott McCarl and Michael McBride recorded the band's fourth and final album, the tragically mistitled Starting Over.

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