Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Eric Carmen is dead. The singer of the hits “Hungry Eyes” and “All By Myself” was 74 years old

Dead Eric Carmen. According to his wife Amy, the singer died in his sleep last weekend. The cause of death was not revealed. “It gave him great joy to know that his music had touched so many over the decades and would be his lasting legacy,” Amy Carmen wrote in a statement posted on the artist’s website.

Erik Carmen’s musical talent was revealed very early – at the age of 3, he began taking piano lessons at the Cleveland Institute of Music. When he was in junior high school, it was because of music The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones he learned to play guitar and performed in local bands.

In the late 1960s, together with other musicians from Cleveland, he founded the group The Raspberries. They quickly signed a contract with Capitol Records, and in 1972 they released their debut album. They popularized the power pop genre, performing hits based on simple riffs, including: “Go All The Way” Whether “Let’s Pretend”.

The band broke up quite quickly, in 1975. This launched Carmen’s solo career, and one of his first solo singles was the immortal song “All By Myself” – reached No. 2 on the US charts. Years later, Celine Dion’s new version became her biggest hit.

In 1987, the artist returned to the charts with the song “Hungry Eyes”which was created for the soundtrack “Dirty Dancing”. A year later, he created the song “Make Me Lose Control”, which gained popularity during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

The Raspberries returned for a series of concerts in 2004/2005. The renaissance of the group’s work took place in 2014, when “Go All The Way” was used in the first part of “Guardians of the Galaxy”.