Capitol Records release the Raspberries self-titled
A Raspberry scented “scratch and sniff” label is
affixed to the cover of the band’s debut album. Over
thirty years later, much to the surprise of those
owning an original copy, the sticker has retained
its raspberries fragrance.
Raspberries’ debut single, “Don’t Want To Say
Goodbye” stalls at #90.
The group’s second single, “Go All The Way”, is a
stone cold smash, skyrocketing to #5 on the
Billboard charts and earning Raspberries a gold
Raspberries embark on a national tour, performing
with the likes of The Hollies and The Grass Roots.
Back in New York’s Record Plant, under the guidance
of producer Jimmy Ienner, the band record their
second album, Fresh.
Fresh’s lead off single, “I Wanna Be With You" soars
to #16; the follow-up single, “Let’s Pretend” earns
a solid #35 placing.
In connection with the band’s latest single, “Let’s
Pretend”, Capitol Records and Star magazine run a
contest giveaway of a specially made Raspberry
colored vehicle, the "Raspberries Rollswagon".
Raspberries perform at the “Ultimate ‘ROQ Concert”
for KROQ-FM at the L.A. Coliseum in front of a crowd
of over 60,000 people on November 25, 1972 where
they share the stage with such acts as Stevie
Wonder, The Eagles, Bee Gees and the 4 Seasons.