From his formative musical beginnings, to his chart-toppers with Raspberries, to his solo career smash hits, Eric Carmen has proven himself a musical genius with few equals. This fully authorized, in-depth biography follows Eric as he journeys from a small town in Ohio to national and international fame. All he wanted was a hit record (yeah!) He got it, and more! With a Foreword by Cameron Crowe.
"In the music business, everybody wants to be a big as the Beatles. But for one teenage musician stranded in late '60s Ohio, the goal was even loftier—to be the Beatles. 'Eric Carmen: Marathon Man' is an unapologetic and often gritty profile of a pop prodigy forced to deal with the emotional pitfalls, betrayals, bad deals, slick creeps, touring horrors, and yes—occasional joys—inherent with a career in popular music. Grandiose in scope and achievement—Simon and Schuster couldn't (and wouldn't) have done better." —Larry Lange, Discoveries magazine
“One of the Top Ten Books of the Year!” —Record Collector magazine
“An oasis of pleasure in a desert of printed sand: well-written, well-documented and fascinating to read.” —Don Krider, Epinions.com
“The lifelong struggles and triumphs of a musical wunderkind covered in exquisite detail.” —Rick Schadelbauer, Amplifier magazine
“Expertly and exhaustively researched...the definitive look at Eric Carmen and his music.” —John Borack, Goldmine magazine
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Published February 16, 2011
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