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Cyrus Erie

A precursor of power-pop icons the Raspberries, Cleveland rock’n’roll music group Cyrus Erie was originally formed in 1967 by singer/guitarist Tim Manning, bassist Bob McBride and his drummer sibling Michael. The group gigged frequently in the a few months to check out, but didn’t really capture on before additions of vocalist/guitarist Eric Carmen and guitarist Marty Murphy in front of you New Year’s Eve gig at the neighborhood membership the Agora; although their arrivals prompted the leave of Manning, Cyrus Erie’s reputation soared exponentially in 1968, and upon changing Murphy with ex-Choir guitarist Wally Bryson, they opened up for acts like the Who, the Byrds, as well as the Strawberry NOISY ALARMS. A demo from the Carmen structure “Sparrow” eventually discovered its method to the offices of Epic Information, and in early 1969 Cyrus Erie re-recorded the tune for discharge as an individual, although its B-side “Have the Message” gained far greater nationwide airplay. Nevertheless, after finding Epic wished to indication Carmen being a single artist, Bryson still left the music group, which shortly dissolved in his lack before reuniting several months later; within the interim, Carmen shaped a fresh group, the Quick, which released the Epic one “Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna Prevent Me.” Although Cyrus Erie’s second incarnation demonstrated short-lived, in 1970 Carmen and Bryson reunited within the Raspberries, getting overnight sensations 2 yrs later making use of their debut one “Go Completely.”

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