Dave Smalley (pop musician)

Dave Smalley (Pop Musician)

Dave Smalley (pop musician)

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->David Bruce 'Dave' Smalley was founder member of 1970s Power pop band, Raspberries


Early years

Smalley was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania on 10, July, 1949, and moved to Cleveland in his youth.

His musical career began at age 15 with the Mods, a Cleveland band that became the Choir, where he was the lead singer. the Choir charted a #1 regional hit, "It's Cold Outside", which also became a top 100 hit.


Upon returning from duty in Vietnam in 1971, he joined some former band mates in Raspberries, famous for their hits "Go All The Way", "I Wanna Be With You" & "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)". From 1971-1973, he wrote, played, sang, and toured with them and recorded three albums with Capitol Records. As bassist and contributing songwriter, often sharing credits with front man Eric Carmen, Smalley also provided background vocals while Carmen and lead guitarist Wally Bryson shared the spotlight.

On the Raspberries d├ębut album "Raspberries" Dave Smalley wrote; "Rock & Roll Mama" & "Get It Moving", on the Raspberries second album "Fresh Raspberries" he wrote; "Every Way I Can" and with Eric Carmen co-wrote; "Goin' Nowhere Tonight", "Nobody Knows", "It Seemed So Easy" "Drivin' Around", and on the Raspberries third album "Side 3" he wrote; "Making It Easy",...
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