Eric is parodied on South Park, the character's name is Eric Cartman.
Eric hit the charts again with Hungry Eyes and Make Me Lose Control.
Eric decided to re-enter the music world when one of the songs he wrote was made and became a chart topper titled Almost Paradise.
Eric took a break from music for five years. Giving himself time to regroup his thoughts and song styling.
Eric had three more albums to follow. All three were declining from the chart hits.
Eric's next two releases became known in the music world they were All By Myself and Never Gonna Fall In Love Again.
Shaun Cassidy remade Eric's song That's Rock 'N' Roll in 1976 and it became a big hit.
Eric's first solo attempt failed. The song he released was That's Rock 'N' Roll.
Eric decided to leave his more hard rock style of music when he went solo for a more pop type of sound.
Eric also plays Keyboard and guitar.
In 1975 Eric left The Raspberries he decided to go solo with his career.
The first real concert Eric took part of as The Raspberries was at St. Joseph High School.
Eric was locally considered one of the most popular teen idols.
When Carmen was with the Raspberries they started out playing local high school dances.
Eric grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio called Lyndhurst.
Eric attended the Cleveland Institute of Music since he was two years old.
Eric was the lead singer of the band "The Raspberries" in the 60's.
Eric toured with the "Dirty Dancing Tour" as himself in 1988.
In the movie "Almost Famous" released in 2000 Carmen's song "Go All the Way" was used.
Carmen's music can be heard in the movie "Bridget Jones's Diary" with the song "All By Myself".
Eric Carmen: We looked like a garage band. We didn't know if it was going to work out, so we rented a lot of the stuff."
Eric Carmen: When we formed the band in 1970, we set out to try to write great songs like the songs we heard when we were growing up.
Eric Carmen: There was a period of time when there were so many bad feelings among the various members that a reunion seemed very unlikely.
Eric Carmen: A certain mythology has grown up around the band after 30 years. We didn't want to come back until we felt we could play and not pop that bubble.
Eric Carmen: We didn't see a cover of our album in advance until our fourth album.
Eric Carmen: If I could take one thing back, it would be those white suits.