Early 1973 finds Raspberries off on a European
promotional jaunt. While overseas, the band performs
a live concert at the MIDEM Festival in Cannes,
France, tapes a high-profile radio show on the Armed
Forces Radio Network in Frankfurt, Germany and
appears on the German TV show, Hits A Go Go.
Raspberries appear on a variety of national TV shows
including American Bandstand, Don Kirshner’s Rock
Concert, Midnight Special, Flipside, Go, and The
Mike Douglas Show.
Raspberries are back at New York’s Record Plant to
lay down tracks for their third album, Side 3.
Side 3 is released and features a tougher, more
guitar heavy sound. The album include the singles,
“Tonight,” “Ecstasy” and I’m A Rocker”.
The album’s spectacular design -- a die-cut of a
basket of raspberries --is cited thirty years later
as one of the best album covers in several Album Art
On September 26, Raspberries perform a SRO
headlining show at New York’s prestigious Carnegie
Hall. In a tongue in cheek nod to the venue’s
historic connection with a certain band of longhairs
from Liverpool, England, the group open with a
snippet of “Ticket To Ride” before launching into “I
Wanna Be With You.” Celebrated by band members and
press alike as the group’s crowning moment, the
concert is witnessed by rock luminaries, Todd
Rundgren, Gene Cornish of The Young Rascals and KISS’s Paul Stanley.
Late November sees the departure of members, Dave
Smalley and Jim Bonfanti.