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Siblings Richard and Karen Carpenter (1974 - Rolling Stone Magazine).
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genre(s) Pop
Years active 19691983
Label(s) A&M Records
Website Richard and Karen Carpenter
Members
Richard Carpenter
Karen Carpenter
Bob Messenger
Tony Peluso
Doug Strawn
Cubby O'Brian

The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. With their brand of melodic pop, they charted a record-breaking score of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, becoming leading exponents of the soft rock or easy listening genre and ranking as the #1 Adult Contemporary recording act - with their record-breaking and -holding fifteen #1 songs - of the entire decade of the 1970s. It has been estimated that The Carpenters' album and single sales total more than 100 million units[1], easily making them high on the list of best-selling music artists. Image File history File links Carpenters_LOGO.png‎ Carpenters logo. ... Image File history File links Rk74rg1. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Richard Carpenter are Richard Carpenter (Film), British Author Richard Carpenter, an American musician and composer - see: Carpenters ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a very popular American singer, drummer. ... This article is about the domestic group. ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a very popular American singer, drummer. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an independent internationally-syndicated radio program currently hosted by Ryan Seacrest. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Easy listening music is a style of popular music which emerged in the mid-20th century. ... -1... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ...

Contents

Early life

Richard and Karen hanging around at the piano in their childhood years.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, (lived at 55 Hall Street, New Haven, Connecticut), (Richard Lynn on October 15, 1946, and Karen Anne on March 2, 1950), the Carpenter siblings moved with their parents Harold (November 8, 1908 - October 15, 1988) and Agnes (March 5, 1915 - October 1, 1996) to California in 1963 and settled in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California, at 13024 Fidler Avenue (the house was razed for the 105 Century Freeway project). The Carpenters also resided at two other Downey addresses, 9828 Newville Avenue (the home the Carpenters bought for and shared with their parents), and 8341 Lubec Street (the home Richard and Karen bought and lived in without their parents). Richard had developed an interest in music at an early age, becoming a piano prodigy. The move to Southern California was intended in part to foster his budding musical career. Karen, meanwhile, did not manifest her musical talents until high school, when she joined her high school band (Downey High School, where an outdoor performance stage is dedicated in their honor) and found an interest in drums. She soon taught herself to play the drums and mastered them. Around this time she also realized her singing ability. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 972 KB) I found this on Close To You: Remembering the Carpenters, a documentary about the Carpenters, which was released in 1997. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 972 KB) I found this on Close To You: Remembering the Carpenters, a documentary about the Carpenters, which was released in 1997. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... Nickname: The Elm City Location in Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... HI!! Location of Downey in California and Los Angeles County Coordinates: Country United States State California County Los Angeles Founded 1800s Incorporated 1956 Government Type Council-Manager government  - City Council David R. Gafin Meredith H. Perkins (mayor) Rick Trejo Anne Marie Bayer Kirk Cartozian Area  - City  12. ... The Glenn Anderson (Century) Freeway highlighted in red Interstate 105 (abbreviated I-105) is an interstate highway that runs east-west in southern Los Angeles County, California. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ... Downey High School is one of two senior high schools located in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California, and within the Downey Unified School District. ...


Early career

During the mid to late 1960s, the two attempted to launch a musical career but failed to gain a successful recording deal until the decade's end. In May 1966 Karen joined Richard in attending a late-night session in the garage studio of L.A. bassist Joe Osborn, where Richard was to accompany an auditioning trumpet player. Asked to sing, Karen performed and landed a short-lived recording contract as a solo artist with Osborn's fledgling label Magic Lamp. The resulting single included two of Richard's compositions, "Looking for Love" and "I'll Be Yours", but the label was soon defunct, bringing this promising start to a close. This single is now considered to be a rare collector's item. Only 500 were pressed at the time of release. Richard Carpenter owns five in near mint condition. 1937- American electric bass virtuoso, notable for his work as a session musician in Los Angeles and Nashville during the period from the 1960s through the 1980s. ...


During this period the pair, joined by bassist friend Wes Jacobs, formed the Richard Carpenter Trio, a jazz instrumental group. Winning the Hollywood Bowl "Battle of the Bands" in 1966, the trio was picked up by the RCA label. The label chose not to release their songs, however, and doubting their commercial potential, RCA soon dropped the trio. Richard and Karen next teamed with four other student musicians from Long Beach State to form the sextet Spectrum. Although the new group landed club dates at such venues as the Whisky a Go Go, no record deal was forthcoming. Nevertheless, the experience proved rewarding for the siblings, as Richard found a lyricist for his original compositions in fellow Spectrum member John Bettis. Richard and John were hired to play music at Disneyland, (at "Coca-Cola Corner" near the park's entrance), but they did not get along with their supervisor and were soon let go. The supervisor inspired the song: "Mr. Guder". Hollywood Bowl opening night 2005. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... The Whisky A Go-Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ... John Bettis is a lyricist who has co-written many famous popular songs over the years. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


After Spectrum disbanded the Carpenters decided to continue as a duo, with Richard on keyboards and Karen on drums, and both contributing vocals. They sent out demo tapes and attracted the attention of A&M Records co-owner and trumpeter/vocalist Herb Alpert, who signed the duo in 1969. Their initial LP, titled Offering, featured numerous selections that Richard had written or co-written during their Spectrum period. The most significant track on the album was a ballad rendition of The Beatles' hit "Ticket to Ride", which soon became a minor hit for the Carpenters at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reaching the Top 20 of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The resulting LP was subsequently repackaged and retitled Ticket to Ride with somewhat improved sales. Following the autumn release of Ticket to Ride, their label arranged for the duo to perform at the film premieres of Goodbye, Mr. Chips and Hello Dolly in December. A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Herbert Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the Tijuana Brass, a now-defunct brass band of which he was the leader. ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... Ticket to Ride is a song by The Beatles from their 1965 album, Help!. It was recorded 15 February 1965 at Abbey Road Studios and released 9 April 1965 in the UK and 19 April 1965 in the U.S. as a single with Yes It Is as its b... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Goodbye, Mr. ... 1994 Cast Recording Hello, Dolly! is one of the most popular Broadway musicals ever written. ...


Carpenters

The cast sings the theme to "Make Your Own Kind of Music" on the first episode that aired on July 20, 1971.

Richard and Karen received their breakthrough with the 1970 release of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David song "(They Long to Be) Close to You", which rose to #1 and stayed atop the pop charts for four weeks. The Carpenters' version of "We've Only Just Begun" (written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols) reached #2 on the Hot 100 - and spent 7 weeks at #1 Adult Contemporary - to become the duo's second major hit in the fall of 1970, and is considered by Richard Carpenter as the group's signature song (it has been commercially re-recorded over 100 times by other singers). Both songs featured on the album Close To You, which became a bestseller, earning Richard and Karen two Grammy Awards including the year's Best New Artist. The duo rounded out the year with a holiday release, "Merry Christmas Darling", which Richard co-wrote with Frank Pooler, who had been the duo's choral director at Long Beach State. The single scored high on the holiday charts in 1970 and made repeat appearances on the charts in subsequent years. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 894 KB) Screen clipping from Close To You appearance from the television series Make Your Own Kind Of Music. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 894 KB) Screen clipping from Close To You appearance from the television series Make Your Own Kind Of Music. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Burt Bacharach (IPA: , born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an award-winning American pianist and composer. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is a Jewish-American lyricist and songwriter. ... (They Long to Be) Close to You is a popular song by The Carpenters External link Close To You (Lyrics and some information) Category: ... Weve Only Just Begun is a song first recorded by Carpenters, and still much in demand as a wedding anthem. ... Paul Hamilton Williams (born September 19, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American composer, songwriter, and actor. ... For Roger Nichols the recording engineer, please see Roger Nichols Roger Nichols, born in Missoula, MT, is a Grammy-nominated composer and songwriter. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ...


A string of hit singles and albums kept the Carpenters on the charts through the early 1970s, including "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays", and "Superstar" (all from the LP Carpenters - which scored sales of well over 4 million US copies and is their all-time biggest selling studio album.) in 1971; "Hurting Each Other", "It's Going to Take Some Time", and "Goodbye to Love" (an early example of the power ballad, from the LP A Song for You) in 1972; "Sing" and "Yesterday Once More" (from the oldies-oriented LP Now & Then) in 1973. "Top of the World", an album selection on the Song for You LP, was covered by country artist Lynn Anderson, became a #2 Country hit for her and was rerecorded by Karen and Richard for single release in 1973, becoming the Carpenters' second #1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 chart late that year. A greatest hits LP, titled The Singles: 1969-1973, topped the charts in the U.S. and the United Kingdom and became one of the best-selling albums of the decade, ultimately selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone. For All We Know is a popular song. ... Composed in 1971 by fairly unheard of composers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams, Rainy Days and Mondays is a 3:35 long song by The Carpenters that went to the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 charts. ... Superstar is a 1969 song written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett, that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the most known version is by The Carpenters in 1971. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Sing is a song created for Sesame Street, that gained popularity when performed by The Carpenters. ... Yesterday Once More, written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, was a hit song by The Carpenters from their 1973 album Now & Then. ... Now & Then is an album from The Carpenters, released on 9 May 1973. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Lynn Anderson on the cover of her album The Bluegrass Sessions Lynn Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician. ...


During the first half of the 1970s, the Carpenters' music was a staple of Top 40 playlists and Middle-of-the-Road, Easy Listening and Adult Contemporary radio. The duo produced a distinctive sound featuring Karen's expressive contralto on lead vocals, with both siblings contributing background vocals that were overdubbed to create densely layered harmonies. To his role as vocalist, keyboardist, and arranger, Richard added that of composer on numerous tracks. Several of his compositions with lyricist John Bettis became hit records, including "Goodbye to Love", "Yesterday Once More", and "Top of the World". In music, an alto is a singer with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a soprano. ...


Promotion

Karen sings "(A Place To) Hideaway" on their television show Make Your Own Kind of Music in the summer of 1971.

The Carpenters maintained a demanding schedule of concert tours and television appearances. Among their numerous television credits were appearances on such popular series as American Bandstand, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, and the The Carol Burnett Show. In 1971 the duo appeared in a television special on the BBC in the United Kingdom and were the featured performers in a summer replacement series, Make Your Own Kind of Music, which aired on NBC-TV every Tuesday at 8:00 PM in the United States. In May 1973, the Carpenters accepted an invitation to perform at the White House for President Richard Nixon and visiting West German chancellor Willy Brandt. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 824 KB) This image is a screen clipping of (A Place To) Hideaway, from the DVD Close To You: Remembering the Carpenters, a documentary released by MPI Home Video in 1997. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 824 KB) This image is a screen clipping of (A Place To) Hideaway, from the DVD Close To You: Remembering the Carpenters, a documentary released by MPI Home Video in 1997. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand American Bandstand was a long-running dance music television show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989. ... Ed Sullivan The Ed Sullivan Show is an American television variety show that ran from June 20, 1948 to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by former entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other people named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... The original cast in 1967. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... NBC (an acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... West Germany was the informal but almost universally used name for the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until 1990, during which years the Federal Republic did not yet include East Germany. ... Willy Brandt, born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm (December 18, 1913 - October 8, 1992) was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969 – 1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964 – 1987. ...


The Carpenters' popularity often confounded critics. With their output focused on ballads and mid-tempo pop, the duo's music was often dismissed by critics as bland and "saccharine". The recording industry, however, bestowed awards on the duo, who won three Grammy Awards during their career (including Best New Artist, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus, for "Close to You" in 1970; and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for the LP Carpenters in 1971). In 1973, the Carpenters were voted Best Band, Duo, or Group (Pop/Rock) at the first annual American Music Awards. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


Later 1970s

Extensive touring in 1973–74 left the duo with little time for recording new material. As a result, the Carpenters did not issue a new album in 1974. Instead, the pair chose for single release the Williams-Nichols composition "I Won't Last A Day Without You". Originally recorded as an album track for 1972's A Song For You LP, the single version became the fifth and final selection from that album project to chart in the Top 20, reaching #11 on the U.S. charts. Since "Top Of The World" was at #11 the first week of 1974, on its way down, and "Please Mr. Postman" was at #11 the last week of 1974, on its way up, the Carpenters technically failed to crack the Hot 100's Top 10 for the calendar year of 1974. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ...


Also in 1974, the Carpenters achieved a massive international hit with an up-tempo remake of Hank Williams' "Jambalaya", which, while not released as a single in the U.S., reached the top 30 in Japan and sold well in United Kingdom, among other countries. In late 1974 a Christmas single followed, a jazz-influenced rendition of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town".

A photo shot in 1976 was used on the cover of Interpretations in 1995.

1975 was yet another blockbuster year for the Carpenters as they scaled the charts with a remake of the Marvelettes' chart-topping Motown classic from 1961 "Please Mr. Postman". Released in late 1974, the song soared to #1 on the U.S. charts in January 1975, becoming the duo's third #1 pop single. It also earned Karen and Richard their record-setting 12th million-selling US Gold single. Later that spring, the pair scored a final top ten pop hit with the Carpenter-Bettis song "Only Yesterday" peaking at #4. Both singles appeared on their 1975 LP Horizon, which also included covers of The Eagles' "Desperado" and Neil Sedaka's "Solitaire", which became a moderate hit for the duo that year. Horizon was certified platinum but due to the disc's late release (after the second single was already dropping off the charts) it was their first album to fall short of multi-platinum status. The LP A Kind Of Hush, released in 1976, achieved "gold" status but again due to its late release, became the first Carpenters album not to go platinum. Their singles releases in 1976 were successful but CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio) was moving forward at this time with changing musical styles. The duo's biggest pop single that year was a cover of Herman's Hermits' "There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World)", which peaked at number 12 pop. However, Karen and Richard still had the stranglehold on Adult Contemporary radio stations. "I Need To Be In Love" (Karen's favorite of all of the duo's singles), charted at number 25 on Billboard's Hot 100 and followed "A Kind Of Hush" to the top spot and became the duo's 14th #1 AC hit, which was far and away more than any other act in the entire history of the chart. Although not fairly credited for it, the Carpenters were also among the first American recording acts to produce music videos to promote their records. In early 1975 they filmed an amusing performance of "Please Mr. Postman" at Disneyland. Karen looked fit and trim in it. There was a noticeable difference in her appearance for the video of "A Kind Of Hush" one year later. Karen and Richard were also featured in a People magazine cover story that year that discussed what later turned out to be Karen's battle with anorexia. The disco craze was in full swing by 1977, and adult-appeal "easy listening" artists like the Carpenters, as well as John Denver, Helen Reddy, James Taylor, and Olivia Newton-John (before her starring role in the movie musical Grease brought her back to prominence) were getting somewhat less airplay. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (944x945, 2174 KB) This photo is used on the cover of Interpretations, released in 1995. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (944x945, 2174 KB) This photo is used on the cover of Interpretations, released in 1995. ... Interpretation is the process establishing, either simultaneously (known as simultaneous interpretation) or consecutively (known as consecutive interpretation), oral or gestural communications between two or more speakers who are not able to use the same set of symbols (see interpreting). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Marvelettes was an American singing girl group on the Motown label. ... Please Mr. ... The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist, and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... Best of the 60s album Hermans Hermits were an English rock band in the 1960s, formed in Manchester in 1963. ... Easy listening music is a style of popular music which emerged in the mid-20th century. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 13, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... 2003 Greatest Hits compilation Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actor. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated, and Academy Award-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Grease (1978) is a film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Jim Jacobs and Warren Caseys musical, Grease. ...

Carpenters at Christmas TV special, 1977

Their experimental album, Passage, released in 1977 (and no doubt partially inspired by the science fiction craze of the late '70s, due to Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind), marked an attempt to broaden their appeal by venturing into other musical genres. The LP featured an unlikely mix of Latin rock, calypso, and pop, and included several hits including "All You Get From Love Is A Love Song". The most notable tracks included cover versions of "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" Karen's reading of this song is considered to be one of the best of all time (from the rock opera Evita) and Klaatu's "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft", both complete with choral and orchestral accompaniment. Although the single release of "Calling Occupants" became a major hit in the UK, it peaked at number 32 on the U.S. pop charts, and for the first time a Carpenters album failed to cross the gold threshold of 500,000 copies sold in the States. Richard has said that he felt another track from Passage, "I Just Fall in Love Again", could have become a success had A&M decided to release it as a single. The song did become a double #1 AC and Country hit in 1979 for Anne Murray, proving Richard's feelings about the song's appeal. The Carpenters put out two more music videos (of "All You Get..." and "Occupants") for the Passage LP. Image File history File links Carpatchrist77. ... Image File history File links Carpatchrist77. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... This article is about the film; for the a definition of the UFO related phenomenon, see Close encounter. ... Latin American music, or the music of Latin America, is sometimes called Latin music. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad at about the start of the 20th century. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Dont Cry For Me, Argentina is the best-known song from the 1978 musical Evita with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. ... The Whos Tommy, the first album explicitly billed as a rock opera A rock opera or rock musical is a musical production in the form of an opera or a musical in a modern rock and roll style rather than more traditional forms. ... The cover of the 1979 American Broadway Original Cast Recording of Evita starring Patti Lupone as Eva Perón, Mandy Patinkin as Che Guevara, and Bob Gunton as Juan Peron. ... Klaatu is also the name of a character in The Day the Earth Stood Still as well as a character in Return of the Jedi. ... Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft is a song by Klaatu, originally released in 1976. ... Anne Murray CC, ONS (born Morna Anne Murray June 20, 1945), is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary listeners alike. ...


Despite their somewhat disappointing performance on the domestic charts, the Carpenters continued to enjoy popularity. In early 1978, they scored a surprise Top 10 Country hit with the up-tempo, fiddle-sweetened "Sweet, Sweet Smile", written by future country and pop star Juice Newton (on the pop chart it came up just short of the Top 40 but hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart). A second Singles album (covering the years 1974–78) was released in the UK, while in the States, their 1978 holiday album, Christmas Portrait, proved an exception to their faltering career at home and became a seasonal favorite, returning Karen and Richard to platinum status. Their television specials also garnered solid ratings and kept them in the public eye during the late 1970s. Karen dated such celebrities as Alan Osmond, Steve Martin and Mike Curb. Juice Newton was born Judith Kaye Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... Christmas Portrait is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released on 13 October 1978. ... Alan Osmond (born June 22, 1949) was a member of the 1970s group The Osmonds. ... Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, musician and composer. ... Michael Curb (born December 24, 1944 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American musician, record company executive, NASCAR owner and politician who served as Lieutenant Governor of California from 1979 until 1983. ...


By the mid-1970s, extensive touring and lengthy recording sessions had begun to take their toll on the duo and contributed to their professional difficulties during the latter half of the decade. Karen dieted obsessively and developed the disorder anorexia nervosa, which first manifested itself in 1975 when an exhausted Karen was forced to cancel concert tours in the UK and Japan. She looked noticeably thin - although not sickly - in the music video produced for the "Only Yesterday" single. Richard developed an addiction to quaaludes, which began to affect his performance in the late 1970s and led to the end of the duo's live concert appearances in 1978. For the symphonic black metal band, see Anorexia Nervosa (band) Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disorder characterized by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. ... Methaqualone1 is an addictive, sedative drug. ...


Early 1980s

A fatally underweight Karen Carpenter in 1982

Richard sought treatment for his addiction at a Topeka, Kansas facility during 1979. Karen decided to pursue a solo album project with renowned producer Phil Ramone in New York. The choice of more adult-oriented and disco/dance-tempo material represented an effort to retool her image. The resulting product met a tepid response from Richard and A&M executives in early 1980, and Karen wavered in her dedication to the project. She abandoned the solo effort to launch a new LP with her brother, now recovered from his addiction. The solo LP, Karen Carpenter, remained unreleased until October 1996, although Karen's fans got a taste of the album in 1989 when four of its tracks, "Lovelines", "If We Try", "Remember When Lovin' Took All Night" & "If I Had You," turned up, albeit remixed, on the compilation album Lovelines. "If I Had You" was released as a single and reached the Top 20 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Image File history File links Karencarpenter82. ... Image File history File links Karencarpenter82. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Carpenters had a television special in 1980 called "Music, Music, Music!" The guest stars were Ella Fitzgerald and John Davidson. ABC was not happy with their television special because there was no shtick. It was just music from start to finish. ABC felt it was too much like a PBS program.[2] Music, Music, Music! was a Carpenters Television Special from 1980. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... John Davidson is also the name of a former ice hockey player. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


The Carpenters' next LP as a duo, Made in America (1981), was a sales failure - selling only around 200,000 copies in the States before Karen's death in early 1983. However it did spawn a final top 20 pop single, the romantic "Touch Me When We're Dancing", reaching #16 on the Hot 100. It also became their 15th #1 Adult Contemporary hit. As of 2007, no other act has surpassed the Carpenters astounding record of 15 #1s and only Elton John has tied it. Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal troubles dimmed the prospects of this modest return to the charts, with Karen's marriage to Tom Burris and the effects of her anorexia nervosa. After a whirlwind romance, Karen married real estate developer Thomas James Burris in a lavish wedding held in the Crystal Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel on August 31, 1980. A new song performed by Karen at the ceremony, "Because We Are In Love," surfaced in 1981 on Made In America (and as the B-side of "Touch Me When We're Dancing"). Karen's physical appearance had changed drastically since her wedding a year earlier. The music videos produced to promote the Made In America album were ample evidence that Karen was now seriously ill. The marriage had turned out to be a disaster, and the couple separated at the end of the year 1981. In 1982 Karen sought therapy with noted psychotherapist Steven Levenkron in New York City for her disorder and returned to California in November of that year determined to regain her professional career and finalize her divorce. Karen was rumoured to be abusing syrup of ipecac during this time, possibly straining and damaging her heart; however, no evidence of this was ever found. Karen, who had a normal thyroid, was also found to be taking ten times the normal daily dose of thyroid medication in order to speed up her metabolism. This, combined with large amounts of laxatives (between 90 to 100 a day), weakened her heart. For the symphonic black metal band, see Anorexia Nervosa (band) Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disorder characterized by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. ... August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Steven Levenkron (born 1941) is a psychotherapist known for his research into resercher of anorexia and self-mutilation. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Syrup of Ipecac (derived from the dried rhizome and roots of the Ipecacuanha plant), is an emetic—a substance used to induce vomiting. ...


Karen's sudden death

Karen Carpenter gained a total of 30 lbs. over a two month stay in a New York hospital, but the sudden weight gain further strained her heart, which was already damaged from years of dieting and abuse. On February 4, 1983, at the age of 32, Karen suffered cardiac arrest at her parents' home in Downey and was taken to Downey Community Hospital, (11500 Brookshire Avenue. [3]), where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. Karen was planning to sign her divorce papers on the day she died. February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The autopsy stated that Karen's death was due to emetine cardiotoxicity due to, or as a result of anorexia nervosa. Under the anatomical summary, the first item was heart failure, with anorexia as second. The third finding was cachexia, which is extremely low weight and weakness and general body decline associated with chronic disease. (Emetine cardiotoxicity implies that Karen abused ipecac syrup, an easily obtained vomit medicine that is intended for people who have accidentally ingested a poison. However, there is no definite evidence to prove that Karen did abuse ipecac.) (Reference Ray Coleman's: The Carpenters, The Untold Story, page 21-24). Cardiotoxicity is the occurrence of heart muscle damage. ... Syrup of Ipecac (derived from the dried rhizome and roots of the Ipecacuanha plant), is an emetic—a substance used to induce vomiting. ...


Her funeral service took place on Tuesday, February 8, 1983, at the Downey United Methodist Church in Downey. Karen Carpenter, dressed in a rose colored suit, lay in an open white casket, and a thousand mourners passed through to say goodbye, among them her friends Dorothy Hamill, Olivia Newton-John, Petula Clark, Cristina Ferrare and Dionne Warwick. Karen's estranged husband appeared at her funeral, and took off his wedding band and threw it into the casket (according to the Ray Coleman Book The Carpenters: the Untold Story). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated, and Academy Award-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Petula Clark, CBE (born November 15, 1932), is a British singer, actress and composer of Welsh and English parentage, best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Cristina Ferrare on the cover of her book Cristina Ferrare (born February 8, 1950) is a former supermodel, actress, author and television talk-show host. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an African-American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Promotional photograph of author Ray Coleman, from the back cover of his final book, Phil Collins: The Definitive Biography. ...


On October 12, 1983, the Carpenters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a few yards from the Kodak Theater.[4] Richard, Harold, and Agnes Carpenter attended the inauguration, as did many fans. October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ...


Karen's death brought lasting media attention to anorexia nervosa and also to bulimia. Karen's death encouraged celebrities to go public about their eating disorders, among them Tracey Gold and Diana, Princess of Wales. Medical centers and hospitals began receiving increased contacts from people with these disorders. The general public had little knowledge of anorexia nervosa and bulimia prior to her death, making the conditions difficult to identify and treat. For the symphonic black metal band, see Anorexia Nervosa (band) Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disorder characterized by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight. ... Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known as bulimia, is a psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentionally doing one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain: vomiting inappropriate use of laxatives, enemas... Tracey Gold (born Tracey Claire Fisher on May 16, 1969 in New York City) is an American actress, best known for playing Carol Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. ...


In December 2003, the remains of Karen and her parents were exhumed from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, California and reinterred in Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village, California.


After Carpenters

Following Karen's death, Richard Carpenter has continued to produce recordings of the duo's music, including several albums of previously unreleased material and numerous compilation albums.


Released in late 1983, Voice of the Heart, an album that included some finished tracks left out of Made In America and earlier LPs.[5] The album peaked at #46 and was certified Gold. Two singles were released. "Make Believe It's Your First Time", a second version of a song Karen had recorded for her solo album (and a song which had been a minor hit in 1979 for Bobby Vinton), reached #7 Adult Contemporary but only got to #101 on the pop side. "Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" got to #12 AC but failed to even "Bubble Under". Bobby Vinton Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ...


Richard Carpenter married Mary Rudolf on May 19, 1984. Kristi was born on August 17, 1987, Traci was born on July 25, 1989, Mindi Karen (named after her late aunt) was born on July 7, 1992, he also has two younger children, Colin and Taylor. May 19 is the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1984, using outtake material from the duo's first Christmas album (A Christmas Portrait) and recording new material around it, Richard constructed a "new" Carpenters Christmas album, An Old Fashioned Christmas. In 1987 Richard released his first solo album, Time, which generated one hit single, "Something in Your Eyes" (sung by Dusty Springfield). His dedication to protecting the Carpenters' image and recording legacy has sparked criticism, as Richard has insisted on substantial project oversight in any documentary or drama about them. In 1987, he intervened to limit the distribution of the Todd Haynes short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (which used Barbie dolls to relate a perspective on Karen's untimely death). Although critics found Karen's portrayal sympathetic, the film depicted the Carpenter family in an unflattering light, and Richard prevailed in pulling the film from distribution on the basis that Carpenters' tracks were used without permission. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Maverick, onetime New Queer Cinema director Todd Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Encino, California, and has had a controversial career. ... Barbie is a best-selling doll launched at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. ...

Richard Carpenter's solo album Time

A 1989 TV movie, The Karen Carpenter Story, (with Cynthia Gibb), produced with Richard's cooperation, gained favorable notices and reached a wide audience. In the first few weeks after the movie's airdate, many record stores sold out of their Carpenters stock. A critical reevaluation of the Carpenters followed during the 1990s. The superior technical quality of the recordings, the sorrowful undercurrents in many of their songs and the pain in Karen's voice as well as her life attracted many fans. Even '90s R&B group Boyz II Men list the Carpenters among their influences. In 1990 the alternative rock band Sonic Youth recorded "Tunic (Song for Karen)", which depicted Karen saying goodbye to relatives as she got to play the drums again and meet her new "friends", Dennis Wilson, Elvis Presley and Janis Joplin. A 1994 biography, The Carpenters: The Untold Story, by music journalist and biographer Ray Coleman, covered the duo's career and personal lives. A tribute album, If I Were a Carpenter, by contemporary artists (such as Sonic Youth,Bettie Serveert, Shonen Knife, Grant Lee Buffalo, Matthew Sweet, and The Cranberries), also appeared that year and provided an alternative rock interpretation of Carpenters hits. Karen Carpenter, Karen's solo album, was released in October 1996. ('Bootleg' copies of nine additional solo songs Karen Carpenter recorded between 1979 and 1980 are in the possession of many Carpenters fans, since there is no possibility of the recordings getting an "official release".) In 1997 Richard recorded and released an album that displayed his talents as a pianist, arranger, and composer aptly titled Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor. Image File history File links Timerichardsolo. ... Image File history File links Timerichardsolo. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cynthia Gibb (born December 14, 1963 in Bennington, Vermont, USA) is an American actress and former model who has starred in film and on television. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Sonic Youth is a seminal American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... Goo is an album by alternative rock band Sonic Youth, released on June 26, 1990. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Janis Chin Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4 1970 ) was an American blues-influenced rock singer and songwriter with a lovely voice. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Promotional photograph of author Ray Coleman, from the back cover of his final book, Phil Collins: The Definitive Biography. ... Sonic Youth is a seminal American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... Carol van Dijk, lead singer of Bettie Serveert, performing in 2006. ... The all-female band Shonen Knife (少年ナイフ, Shōnen Naifu; lit. ... Grant Lee Buffalo was a Los Angeles-based rock band, consisting of Grant-Lee Phillips (vocals and guitar), Paul Kimble (bass) and Joey Peters (drums). ... Sidney Matthew Sweet (born c. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pianist Claudio Arrau, Carnegie Hall, 1954. ... In popular music an arrangement is a setting of a piece of music, which may have been composed by the arranger or by someone else. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor is the second solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ...


In Japan the Carpenters' popularity reached large proportions and continued after Karen's death. Singles by non-Japanese artists typically do not sell well in Japan (although albums often do), but the Carpenters were one exception. Three of the Carpenters' singles ("Superstar", "Yesterday Once More", and the double-sided "I Need to Be in Love"/"Top of the World") made the top 10 on Japan's Oricon chart, and seven others reached the top 40. In 1995, a compilation assembled by Richard for the Japanese market, 22 Hits of the Carpenters, topped the charts and sold over two million copies, and received a tenth-anniversary rerelease in 2005. Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ...


Several of their songs have achieved the status of popular standards. In particular, "(They Long to Be) Close to You" is frequently sung in karaoke bars. This song is heard in the film Parenthood; it also appears in two episodes of The Simpsons. The duo's signature tune, "We've Only Just Begun", is popular at weddings and receptions, and was memorably featured in the film version of Starsky & Hutch. Both have been honored with Grammy Hall of Fame awards for recordings of lasting quality or historical significance. "Superstar" has been covered by numerous artists, with popular recordings from Luther Vandross and Ruben Studdard. Clay Aiken performed "Solitaire" on American Idol and introduced the song to a new generation. (They Long to Be) Close to You is a popular song by The Carpenters External link Close To You (Lyrics and some information) Category: ... A Karaoke machine Karaoke 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) pronounced [kärÄ•-ōkÄ•];   is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ... Parenthood is a 1989 film starring Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Dugan, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, and Joaquin Phoenix (as Leaf Phoenix). ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Weve Only Just Begun is a song first recorded by Carpenters, and still much in demand as a wedding anthem. ... Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American comedy/action film directed by Todd Phillips. ... The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... Superstar is a 1969 song written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett, that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the most known version is by The Carpenters in 1971. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop/R&B/gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


In 2007, Chinese radio show China Drive invited listeners to name the first English song they ever heard. Well over fifty percent of listeners who contacted the show named "Yesterday Once More" by the Carpenters as the first English song they remembered hearing.[1] China Drive is a radio show on China Radio International that generally talks about life in China in the English language. ...


Richard Carpenter lives with his wife Mary Rudolf-Carpenter and their four daughters and one son in Thousand Oaks, California, where the couple are supporters of the arts. In 2004 Carpenter and his wife pledged a $3 million gift to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation in memory of Karen Carpenter. The first annual "Richard Carpenter Scholarship Competition Award Show" was held at the Civic Arts Plaza on September 20, 2006. Richard and daughters Traci and Mindi performed after the show. Richard is affiliated with the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach. He continues to make concert appearances, including fund raising efforts for the Carpenter Center. In 2001 he was a guest on "Petula Clark: A Sign of the Times" concert in Norfolk, Virginia and portions were recorded for CD and DVD release and for a PBS special. In 2002 he introduced Clark at the Carpenter Center and appeared on her Ultimate Collection CD. Carpenter is a collector of classic cars, including a Chrysler 300 convertible from the '60s, which he has owned for over 25 years. Thousand Oaks is a city in Ventura County, California, in the United States. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Petula Clark, CBE (born November 15, 1932), is a British singer, actress and composer of Welsh and English parentage, best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... 1957 Chrysler 300C The Chrysler 300 letter series were high-performance luxury cars built in very limited numbers by the Chrysler Corporation in the United States between 1955 and 1965. ...


As mentioned above, Downey High School has an outdoor stage named in honor of Karen Carpenter, and Karen & Richard were added to the school's hall of fame in 1999; [6]. There is also an exhibit dedicated to the Carpenters at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton Street, Long Beach, Ca; and another one at the front entrance to the Downey City Library, 11121 Brookshire Avenue. [7]


Albums

Studio albums

* Previously unreleased material from earlier recording sessions. Offering is the first album by American music duo The Carpenters. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... Now & Then is an album from The Carpenters, released on 9 May 1973. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... A Kind of Hush is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Passage is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Christmas Portrait is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released on 13 October 1978. ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Voice of the Heart is an album by American pop duo The Carpenters. ... An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released in 1984. ... Lovelines is a Carpenters album released in 1989. ... As Time Goes By was first released in 2000 in Japan, but the CD had some copyright issues. ...


Live albums

Live at the Palladium is an album by American pop duo The Carpenters released in the U.K. in 1976. ...

Compilations

Note: non-U.S. compilations and identical re-releases are excluded.

  • 1973 The Singles: 1969-1973 ** - US #1 (1 week) / UK #1
  • 1978 The Singles: 1974-1978 ** - UK #2
  • 1985 Yesterday Once More ** - UK #10
  • 1990 Only Yesterday ** - UK #1 (7 week)
  • 1990 From The Top **
  • 1993 Carpenters Collection (Time-Life CD release)
  • 1995 Interpretations ** - UK #29
  • 1997 Their Greatest Hits and Finest Performances (Reader's Digest CD release) **
  • 1997 Love Songs ** - US #106 / UK #47
  • 1998 Reflections
  • 1998 Yesterday Once More
  • 2000 The Singles: 1969-1981 **
  • 2000 Gold Greatest Hits ** - UK #4
  • 2002 20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection
  • 2002 The Essential Collection: 1965–1997 **
  • 2003 Carpenters Perform Carpenter **
  • 2004 Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition U.S. #101 **
  • 2005 The Singles: 1969-1981 (SACD Surround Sound Remix) **
  • 2006 The Ultimate Collection UK #53
  • 2006 Japanese Singles Box (33 cd singles in one box). Visit www.thecarpenters.tk for info!

** Contains previously unreleased or remixed selections. The songs from this box set are everything from the Richard Carpenter Trio recordings from 1965 to their biggest hits in the early 1970s to the last song ever recorded by the Carpenters: Now. This compilation was revised and expanded with The Essential Collection in 2002. ... The Carpenters compilation Interpretations was released in 1995 as both a cassette tape and a CD. Some songs on here were never before released, such as Without a Song and From This Moment On. This CD was released in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Offering... Love Songs contains the Carpenters best love ballads, from their first big hit, (They Long to Be) Close to You to their later songs, like Make Believe Its Your First Time and Where Do I Go From Here? I Need to Be in Love - From the album A Kind... Reflections isnt your common Carpenters compilation. ... Carpenters Perform Carpenter, like its predecessor, Reflections, contains some not-so-well-known songs, but at the same time, it features hits, such as Top of the World and Yesterday Once More. The concept of this album is to feature songs that are all written by Richard Carpenter himself. ... Super Audio CD (SACD) is a read-only optical audio disc format aimed at providing much higher fidelity digital audio reproduction than the compact disc. ...


Richard Carpenter solo albums

  • 1987 Time
  • 1997 Pianist, Arranger, Composer, Conductor

Time is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ...

Karen Carpenter solo album

  • 1996 Karen Carpenter (recorded in 1979)

Singles

US chart positions courtesy the Hot 100. The Carpenters placed a total of twelve songs in the US Top 10, including three number ones and five songs that hit number two. The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


Carpenters singles

Standard singles

Year Song U.S. Pop U.S. AC U.K. Japan Canada B-side RIAA Certification US Catalogue Number Album
1966 "Looking for Love" (Karen Carpenter) - - - - - "I'll Be Yours" - Magic Lamp 704 From The Top
1969 "Ticket to Ride" 54 19 - - - "Your Wonderful Parade" - A&M 1142 Offering
1970 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" 1 1 6 71 1 "I Kept On Loving You" Gold A&M 1183 Close To You
1970 "We've Only Just Begun" 2 1 28 71 2 "All of My Life" Gold A&M 1217 Close To You
1970 "Merry Christmas Darling - - 45/25 - ? "Mr. Guder" Gold A&M 1236 Christmas Portrait
1971 "For All We Know" 3 1 18 - 7 "Don't Be Afraid" Gold A&M 1243 Carpenters
1971 "Rainy Days and Mondays" 2 1 - 72 3 "Saturday" Gold A&M 1260 Carpenters
1971 "Superstar" 2 1 18 7 3 "Bless the Beasts and Children" Gold A&M 1289 Carpenters
1971 "Bless the Beasts and Children" 67 26 - 85 - B-side of "Superstar" Gold A&M 1289 Carpenters
1972 "Hurting Each Other" 2 1 - 56 2 "Maybe It's You" Gold A&M 1322 A Song for You
1972 "It's Going to Take Some Time" 12 2 - 48 13 "Flat Baroque" - A&M 1351 A Song for You
1972 "Goodbye to Love" 7 2 9 55 4 "Crystal Lullaby" - A&M 1367 A Song for You
1973 "Sing" 3 1 - 18 4 "Druscilla Penny" Gold A&M 1413 Now & Then
1973 "Yesterday Once More" 2 1 2 5 3 "Road Ode" Gold A&M 1446 Now & Then
1973 "Top of the World" 1 2 5 21 1 "Heather" Gold A&M 1468 Original: A Song For You
1973 Remix: The Singles: 1969-1973
1974 "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" non-US single non-US single 12 28 - "Mr. Guder" (UK) - - Now & Then
1974 "I Won't Last a Day Without You" 11 1 9/32 40 7 "One Love" - A&M 1521 A Song for You
1974 "Please Mr. Postman" 1 1 2 11 1 "This Masquerade" Gold A&M 1646 Horizon
1974 "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" - - 35 - ? "Merry Christmas Darling" Gold A&M 1648 An Old Fashioned Christmas
1975 "Only Yesterday" 4 1 7 12 2 "Happy" - A&M 1677 Horizon
1975 "Solitaire" 17 1 32 44 12 "Love Me for What I Am" - A&M 1721 Horizon
1976 "There's A Kind Of Hush (All Over the World)" 12 1 22 27 11 "(I'm Caught Between) Goodbye and I Love You" - A&M 1800 A Kind of Hush
1976 "I Need to Be In Love" 25 1 36 62 31 "Sandy" - A&M 1828 A Kind of Hush
1976 "Goofus" 56 4 - - - "Boat to Sail" - A&M 1859 A Kind of Hush
1976 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" - - - 71 - ? - - A Kind of Hush
1977 "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" 35 4 - 68 38 "I Have You" - A&M 1940 Passage
1977 "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" 32 18 9 - 9 "Can't Smile Without You" - A&M 1978 Passage
1977 "The Christmas Song (Chestnut Roasting On An Open Fire)" - - - ? ? "Merry Christmas Darling" - -A&M 1991 Christmas Portrait
1978 "Sweet, Sweet Smile" 44 7 40 59 33 "I Have You" - A&M 2008 Passage
1978 "I Believe You" 68 9 - - ? "B'wana She No Home" - A&M 2097 Made in America (1981)
1981 "Touch Me When We're Dancing" 16 1 - - ? "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" - A&M 2344 Made in America
1981 "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" 72 14 - - ? "Somebody's Been Lyin'" - A&M 2370 Made in America
1981 "Those Good Old Dreams" 63 21 - - ? "When It's Gone (It's Just Gone)" - A&M 2386 Made in America
1982 "Beechwood 4-5789" 74 18 - - ? "Two Sides" - A&M 2405 Made in America
1983 "Make Believe It's Your First Time" 101 7 60 - ? "Look to Your Dreams" - A&M 2585 Voice of the Heart
1984 "Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" - 12 - - ? "Sailing On the Tide" - A&M 2620 Voice of the Heart
1986 "Honolulu City Lights" - - - - ? "I Just Fall in Love Again" - A&M 886677 Lovelines (1989)
1987 "Something in Your Eyes" (Richard Carpenter feat. Dusty Springfield) - 12 84 - ? "Time" - - Time (Richard's solo album)
1989 "If I Had You" (Karen Carpenter) - 18 - - ? "The Uninvited Guest" - A&M CD17926 Lovelines (1989) Karen Carpenter (issued 1996)
1990 "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (UK re-issue) - - 25 - ? "Merry Christmas, Darling" - - Close to You (1970)
1991 "Let Me Be the One" - - - - ? no B-side; promo CD only - - Carpenters (1971)
1993 "Rainy Days and Mondays" (UK re-issue) - - 63 - ? ? - - Carpenters (1971)
1994 "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" - - 44 - ? ? - - Interpretations
1995 "I Need to Be In Love" (Japan re-issue) - - - 5 ? "Top of the World" - - 22 Hits of the Carpenters (Japan-only compilation)
2001 "The Rainbow Connection" non-US single non-US single ? 47 ? "Leave Yesterday Behind" / "Medley: Superstar—Rainy Days and Mondays" - - As Time Goes By

NOTE: The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a very popular American singer, drummer. ... From the Top is a weekly 1-hour radio show produced in association with WGBH radio in Boston, MA. It showcases the nations top young classical music performers. ... Ticket to Ride is a song by The Beatles from their 1965 album, Help!. It was recorded 15 February 1965 at Abbey Road Studios and released as a single in 1965. ... Offering is the first album by American music duo The Carpenters. ... (They Long to Be) Close to You is a popular song by The Carpenters External link Close To You (Lyrics and some information) Category: ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... Weve Only Just Begun is a song first recorded by Carpenters, and still much in demand as a wedding anthem. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters was originally recorded in 1970. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... For All We Know is a popular song. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... Composed in 1971 by fairly unheard of composers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams, Rainy Days and Mondays is a 3:35 long song by The Carpenters that went to the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 charts. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... Superstar is a 1969 song written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett, that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the most known version is by The Carpenters in 1971. ... The Carpenters sang the theme song to the movie Bless the Beasts and Children in 1971. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... The Carpenters sang the theme song to the movie Bless the Beasts and Children in 1971. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... Hurting Each Other is a song popularized by the Carpenters in 1972. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... Its Going to Take Some Time is a song written by Carole King and Toni Stern in 1971 album for her Music album. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... Goodbye to Love is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... Sing is a song created for Sesame Street, that gained popularity when performed by The Carpenters. ... Now & Then is an album from The Carpenters, released on 9 May 1973. ... Yesterday Once More, written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, was a hit song by The Carpenters from their 1973 album Now & Then. ... Now & Then is an album from The Carpenters, released on 9 May 1973. ... Top of the World is the name of a 1973 song by the Carpenters. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... Jambalaya (On the Bayou) is a song credited to Hank Williams, released in 1952, which reached great popularity in two genres: country and popular music. ... Now & Then is an album from The Carpenters, released on 9 May 1973. ... I Wont Last a Day Without You is a song composed by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... Please Mr. ... This Masquerade is a song composed by Leon Russell. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... Santa Claus is Coming to Town is a Christmas song. ... Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters was originally recorded in 1970. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... Solitaire is a popular song written by Neil Sedaka. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... Theres A Kind Of Hush is a popular song written by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens. ... A Kind of Hush is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... A Kind of Hush is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Goofus is a popular song. ... A Kind of Hush is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Breaking Up is Hard to Do is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka. ... A Kind of Hush is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Passage is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft is a song by Klaatu, originally released in 1976. ... Cant Smile Without You was a song by singer Barry Manilow. ... Passage is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) is the name of a classic Christmas song, written in 1944 by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. ... Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters was originally recorded in 1970. ... Passage is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Passage is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Voice of the Heart is an album by American pop duo The Carpenters. ... Voice of the Heart is an album by American pop duo The Carpenters. ... Lovelines is a Carpenters album released in 1989. ... Time is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ... Lovelines is a Carpenters album released in 1989. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... The Carpenters compilation Interpretations was released in 1995 as both a cassette tape and a CD. Some songs on here were never before released, such as Without a Song and From This Moment On. This CD was released in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Offering... As Time Goes By was first released in 2000 in Japan, but the CD had some copyright issues. ...

  • "Top of the World" charted four times in Japan, at #21 in 1972 and again in 1973 (to coincide with the song's US success), when it peaked at #52. In 1995 it was the B-side of the reissue of "I Need to Be In Love," and subsequently it charted a fourth time (as an A-side) at #83.
  • "Sweet, Sweet Smile" peaked at #6 on Billboard's Country singles chart.
  • "For All We Know" was issued in the UK as the B-side to "Superstar," and "I Won't Last A Day Without You" was issued as the B-side to "Goodbye to Love." Both charted as double A-sides.

Christmas/Holiday Singles

Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters was originally recorded in 1970. ... Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (sometimes with Coming changed to Comin) is a Christmas song. ... Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters was originally recorded in 1970. ...

See also

This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a very popular American singer, drummer. ... Downey is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States, 21 km (13 miles) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. ... This article is about the city in Connecticut. ... Promotional Book Cover The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...

References

  • Coleman, Ray (1994). The Carpenters: The Untold Story (paperback), 1st edition, Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-06-018345-4. 
  1. ^ http://www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/biography.htm
  2. ^ "Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters" Video Documentary
  3. ^ http://www.drmci.org
  4. ^ http://web.singnet.com.sg/~tonytay/wof.htm
  5. ^ Voice of the Heart review
  6. ^ http://downey.dusd.net
  7. ^ http://www.downeyca.org/visitor_carpenters.php

Promotional photograph of author Ray Coleman, from the back cover of his final book, Phil Collins: The Definitive Biography. ...

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young)
Grammy Award for Best New Artist
1971
Succeeded by
Carly Simon
Preceded by
The Fifth Dimension
for Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In
Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
1971
for Close To You
1972
for Carpenters
Succeeded by
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
for Where Is the Love
The Carpenters
Their Singles

1969: Ticket to Ride1970: (They Long to Be) Close to YouWe've Only Just BegunMerry Christmas DarlingFor All We Know1971: Rainy Days and Mondays • Superstar • Bless the Beasts and Children (B-side) • Hurting Each Other1972: It's Going to Take Some TimeGoodbye to Love1973: SingYesterday Once MoreTop of the World1974: Jambalaya (On the Bayou)I Won't Last a Day Without You • Please Mr. Postman • 1975: Only YesterdaySolitaire1976: There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World) • I Need to Be in Love • GoofusBreaking Up Is Hard to Do 1977: All You Get From Love Is a Love Song • Calling Occupants of Interplanetary CraftThe Christmas Song1978: Sweet, Sweet Smile • I Believe You • 1981: Touch Me When We're Dancing • (Want You) Back in My Life Again • Those Good Old Dreams • 1982: Beechwood 4-5789 • 1983: Make Believe It's Your First Time • 1984: Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore • 1986: Honolulu City Lights The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Rollingstone is a city located in Winona County, Minnesota. ... Crosby, Stills & Nash, also Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young when including occasional fourth member Neil Young, are a folk rock/rock supergroup. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy Award winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... The Fifth Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire also includes R&B, Soul, and Jazz, best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Burt Bacharach, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize flower power music... Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, sometimes incorrectly known as The Age of Aquarius, is a medley of the songs Aquarius and The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In) from the musical Hair, originally released by The Fifth Dimension as a single which held the number one position on the U... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... Carpenters was the third album by The Carpenters. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... Donny Hathaway (October 1, 1945 – January 13, 1979) was an American soul musician. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Ticket to Ride is a song by The Beatles from their 1965 album, Help!. It was recorded 15 February 1965 at Abbey Road Studios and released as a single in 1965. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... (They Long to Be) Close to You is a popular song by The Carpenters External link Close To You (Lyrics and some information) Category: ... Weve Only Just Begun is a song first recorded by Carpenters, and still much in demand as a wedding anthem. ... Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters was originally recorded in 1970. ... For All We Know is a popular song. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Composed in 1971 by fairly unheard of composers Roger Nichols and Paul Williams, Rainy Days and Mondays is a 3:35 long song by The Carpenters that went to the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 charts. ... Superstar is a 1969 song written by Leon Russell and Bonnie Bramlett, that has been a hit for many artists in different genres and interpretations in the years since; the most known version is by The Carpenters in 1971. ... The Carpenters sang the theme song to the movie Bless the Beasts and Children in 1971. ... Hurting Each Other is a song popularized by the Carpenters in 1972. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Its Going to Take Some Time is a song written by Carole King and Toni Stern in 1971 album for her Music album. ... Goodbye to Love is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Sing is a song created for Sesame Street, that gained popularity when performed by The Carpenters. ... Yesterday Once More, written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis, was a hit song by The Carpenters from their 1973 album Now & Then. ... Top of the World is the name of a 1973 song by the Carpenters. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jambalaya (On the Bayou) is a song credited to Hank Williams, released in 1952, which reached great popularity in two genres: country and popular music. ... I Wont Last a Day Without You is a song composed by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols. ... Please Mr. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Only Yesterday is a song recorded by the Carpenters in 1975. ... Solitaire is a popular song written by Neil Sedaka. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Theres A Kind Of Hush is a popular song written by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens. ... Goofus is a popular song. ... Breaking Up is Hard to Do is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft is a song by Klaatu, originally released in 1976. ... The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) is the name of a classic Christmas song, written in 1944 by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Honolulu City Lights is a song composed by Keola Beamer in the early 1970s. ...

Their Albums

1969: Offering • (repackaged as "Ticket to Ride") • 1970: Close to You1971: Carpenters1972: A Song for You1973: Now & Then1975: Horizon
1976: A Kind of Hush1977: Passage1978: Christmas Portrait1981: Made in America1983: Voice of the Heart
1984: An Old-Fashioned Christmas • 1989: Lovelines2004: As Time Goes By For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Offering is the first album by American music duo The Carpenters. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Carpenters is the third studio album by The Carpenters. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Now & Then is an album from The Carpenters, released on 9 May 1973. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... A Kind of Hush is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Passage is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Christmas Portrait is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released on 13 October 1978. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Voice of the Heart is an album by American pop duo The Carpenters. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released in 1984. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lovelines is a Carpenters album released in 1989. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... As Time Goes By was first released in 2000 in Japan, but the CD had some copyright issues. ...

Their Compilations

1973: The Singles: 1969-1973 • 1978: The Singles: 1974-1978 • 1985: Yesterday Once More1991: From The Top1995: Interpretations
1997: Love Songs1998: Reflections2000: The Singles: 1969-1981 • 2002: The Essential Collection: 1965-1997 • 2003: Carpenters Perform Carpenter
2004: Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yesterday Once More is a 2-disc compilation released by the Carpenters in 1985 and re-released in 2004 with a red and sepia cover. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The songs from this box set are everything from the Richard Carpenter Trio recordings from 1965 to their biggest hits in the early 1970s to the last song ever recorded by the Carpenters: Now. This compilation was revised and expanded with The Essential Collection in 2002. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Carpenters compilation Interpretations was released in 1995 as both a cassette tape and a CD. Some songs on here were never before released, such as Without a Song and From This Moment On. This CD was released in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Offering... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Love Songs contains the Carpenters best love ballads, from their first big hit, (They Long to Be) Close to You to their later songs, like Make Believe Its Your First Time and Where Do I Go From Here? I Need to Be in Love - From the album A Kind... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Reflections isnt your common Carpenters compilation. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carpenters Perform Carpenter, like its predecessor, Reflections, contains some not-so-well-known songs, but at the same time, it features hits, such as Top of the World and Yesterday Once More. The concept of this album is to feature songs that are all written by Richard Carpenter himself. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Live Performances

1971: Carpenters: Live at the BBC • 1974: Live in Japan • Live at Budokan • 1976: Live at the Palladium 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Live at the Palladium is an album by American pop duo The Carpenters released in the U.K. in 1976. ...

Solo Albums

1987: Time (Richard Carpenter)1979-1980: Karen Carpenter (Karen Carpenter)1997: Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor (Richard Carpenter) 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Karen Carpenter is a solo CD released by A&M Records in 1996. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor is the second solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ...

Their DVDs

1985: Yesterday Once More • 1995: Interpretations1997: Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters • 2002: Gold: Greatest Hits 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Carpenters DVD Interpretations was originally released as a VHS cassette tape in 1995 until 1997, with the debut of the DVD. The DVD contains footage mainly from their 5 TV specials and TV series from 1971-1980. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Biographies & Films

1987: Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story • 1989: The Karen Carpenter Story1995: The Untold Story
1997: Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters • 2000: Yesterday Once More
2007: Only Yesterday: The Carpenters Story 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Karen Carpenter Story is a TV movie that aired on CBS in 1989. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini era. ...

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