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Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Years Active: 1970–1975, 2004–present
Genres: Power Pop, Pop Rock, Rock And Roll

Raspberries are a power pop/pop rock band from Cleveland, Ohio in the United States. They had a run of success in the early 1970s music scene with their crisp pop sound, which Allmusic later described as featuring "exquisitely crafted melodies and achingly gorgeous harmonies." The members were known for their clean-cut public image, with short-hair and matching suits, which brought them teenybopper attention as well as scorn from some mainstream media outlets as 'uncool'. The group drew influence from the British Invasion era—especially The Beatles, The Who, The Hollies, and The Small Faces—and its mod sensibility. In both the U.S. and the UK, the Raspberries helped pioneer the power po... Continue Bio >>

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