Eric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist.
His greatest success came in the 1970s, first as a member of The Raspberries (who scored a major hit with their song "Go All the Way," then with his solo career, including hits like "All By Myself" and "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again".
Carmen liked music since early childhood, and by age two, he was entertaining his parents, Ruth and Elmer Carmen, with impressions of Tony Bennett and Johnnie Ray. By age three, he was in the Dalcroze Eurythmics program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. At six years old, he took violin lessons from Muriel Carmen (his aunt), then a violinist with the Cleveland Orchestra.