Knowledge Identifier: +Eric_Carmen
Hugh McCracken - Especially in demand in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, McCracken appeared on many recordings by Steely Dan, as well as albums by Donald Fagen, Jimmy Rushing, Billy Joel, Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, B. B. King, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Monkees, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Idris Muhammad, James Taylor, Phoebe Snow, Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Carly Simon, Graham Parker, Yoko Ono, Eric Carmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Lou Donaldson, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, The Four Seasons, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Hank Crawford, Jerry Jemmott and Gary Wright
Cyrus Erie guitarist Wally Bryson had been playing with friends Jim Bonfanti and Dave Smalley in one of Cleveland's most popular bands, the Choir, which scored a minor national hit in 1967 with the single "It's Cold Outside"
Piano Concerto No. 2 (Rachmaninoff) - The "Adagio sostenuto" theme appears in Eric Carmen's 1975 ballad "All by Myself"
Bruce Johnston - Also in 1977, he vocal arranged and sang back-up vocals on Eric Carmen's LP, "Boats Against the Current", and can be clearly heard on the hit single, "She Did It", which he vocal arranged
Despite declining chart fortunes, the single "Change of Heart" broke into the Pop Top 20 and reached number 6 at AC in late 1978, with this hit being covered by Samantha Sang on her Emotion LP. But in 1980, after the release of the album "Tonight You're Mine" and single "It Hurts Too Much" he temporarily withdrew from the music industry
Four years later, after Mike Reno and Ann Wilson topped the charts with the Carmen-penned ballad "Almost Paradise" , Eric resurfaced on Geffen Records in 1985 with a second self-titled album and a sizeable comeback hit "I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips"
Louise Mandrell - Her last charted single came in 1988, a cover of the song "As Long As We Got Each Other", a duet with Eric Carmen
The year 2000 saw the stateside release of "I Was Born to Love You", which had been released in 1998 only in Japan as "Winter Dreams"
Carmen recorded a new song for inclusion in the "The Essential Eric Carmen" compilation issued in 2014