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March 12, 2017

Carmen and Rachmaninoff

Eric Carmen based part of his songs ‘All By Myself’ and ‘Never Gonna Fall In Love Again’ on Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2…one of my favorite pieces…Carmen thought the songs were in the public domain and therefore not copyrighted so he went ahead and used them…but he was notified by the Rachmaninoff estate that this was not the case…oops…but the two sides eventually settled on a royalties agreement…Carmen had been a teen idol, but in fact he was classically trained on the piano when he was young.