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Encyclopedia > The Carpenters
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Richard and Karen Carpenter (1974 - Rolling Stone Magazine).
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California,
United States Flag of the United States
Genre(s) Pop
Years active 1969–1983
Label(s) A&M
Associated
acts
Karen Carpenter
Richard Carpenter
Website Richard and Karen Carpenter
Former members
Karen Carpenter (deceased)
Richard Carpenter
Joe Osborn
Tony Peluso
Bob Messenger
Doug Strawn
Gary Sims

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 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,[1] easily putting them high on the list of best-selling music artists. Look up Carpenter, carpenter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Carpenters_LOGO.png‎ Carpenters logo. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... A&M Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Universal Music Group. ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a successful American singer and drummer. ... Richard Lynn Carpenter (b. ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a successful American singer and drummer. ... Richard Carpenter are Richard Carpenter (Film), British Author Richard Carpenter, an American musician and composer - see: Carpenters ... 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. ... This article is about the domestic group. ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a successful American singer and drummer. ... Richard Lynn Carpenter (b. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... 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. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ...

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Early life

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, (Richard Lynn on October 15, 1946, and Karen Anne on March 2, 1950 and Karen died February 4, 1983), the Carpenter siblings moved with their parents Harold (1908-1988) and Agnes Carpenter (née Tatum, 1915-1996) to California in 1963 and settled in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, California. Richard developed an interest in music at an early age, becoming a piano prodigy. The family moved to Southern California because Karen and Harold were tired of cold winters[2] as well as to foster his budding musical career. Karen, meanwhile, did not manifest her musical talents until high school, when she joined the Downey High School band. She soon taught herself to play and master the drums. Around this time, she also realized her singing ability. “New Haven” redirects here. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater 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. ... Location of Downey in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Founded 1800s Incorporated 1956 Government  - Type Council-Manager government  - City Council David R. Gafin Mario A. Guerra Rick Trejo (Mayor) Anne Marie Bayer Kirk Cartozian Area  - City  12. ... This article is about the region of Southern 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. ...

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

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Early career

In 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 Magic Lamp label. 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 copies 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 them. 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 talent supervisor Vic Guder and were soon let go. The supervisor inspired the song: "Mr. Guder". Hollywood Bowl in 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. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ...


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, reaching #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Top 20 of Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. The resulting LP was subsequently repackaged and retitled Ticket to Ride a few years later 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 group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass or as Herb Alperts Tijuana Brass or just TJB for short - a now-defunct brass band of which he was the... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... 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. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Goodbye, Mr. ... Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 American musical film, based on the Broadway production of the same name. ...


Carpenters

The cast sings the theme to "Make Your Own Kind of Music" on the first episode that aired on July 20, 1971.
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 finally broke through 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. 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. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This biographical article needs additional references for verification. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Close to You track listing Side one Weve Only Just Begun Love is Surrender Maybe Its You Reason to Believe Help! (They Long to Be) Close to You Side two Baby Its You Ill Never Fall in Love Again Crescent Noon Mr. ...


Ironically, the song was almost never recorded. At the request of Alpert, Richard Carpenter worked up an arrangement, but was less than enthusiastic about it, hoping that Alpert would forget about it. Word got back to him and Karen that Alpert definitely wanted the song recorded.


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). Richard Carpenter had heard Williams sing the song in a television commercial for Crocker Bank, and asked him if he had a full version of the song, to which Williams replied yes. It was the first hit single for Williams and Nichols. 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. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...


Both songs were featured on the album Close To You, which became a bestseller, earning Richard and Karen two Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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 repeated appearances on the charts in subsequent years.


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 - their best-selling studio album, with sales of well over 4 million US copies) 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. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Lynn Anderson (b. ...


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.
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. ... The Ed Sullivan Show was 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 persons named John Carson, see John Carson (disambiguation). ... The original cast in 1967. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article is about the television network. ... 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 (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. 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 released a single, 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 in the summer of 1974. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... 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 US, 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 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 US charts in January 1975, becoming the duo's third #1 pop single. It also earned Karen and Richard their record-setting 12th million-selling Gold single in America. Later that spring, the pair scored a final top ten pop hit with the Carpenter-Bettis song "Only Yesterday", which peaked 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 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 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, in which Karen looked fit and trim. 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 nervosa. 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. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... Hermans Hermits were an English rock band in the 1960s, formed in Manchester in 1963. ... For other uses, see Anorexia. ...


The disco craze was in full swing by 1977, and adult-appeal "easy listening" artists like the Carpenters, John Denver, Helen Reddy, James Taylor, and Olivia Newton-John were getting somewhat less airplay. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 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 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ...

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" (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 United 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. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... 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 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 1976 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 is a rock music album or stage production that resembles the form of an opera. ... 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 was a Canadian progressive rock group formed in 1973 by the duo of John Woloschuk and Dee Long. ... Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft is a song by Klaatu, originally released in 1976. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ...


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 and Country charts). 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 Judy Kay 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. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Michael Curb (born December 24, 1944 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American musician, record company executive, race car owner (in both NASCAR and IRL), 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 Philippines, 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 other uses, see Anorexia. ... 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 eventually wavered in her dedication to the project. Unfortunately, the debt for its production (more than half a million dollars) was charged against Carpenters' royalties after the decision was made not to release it. Image File history File links Karencarpenter82. ... Image File history File links Karencarpenter82. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer born in 1934. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


Angry but for the most part unfettered by the decision, Karen decided 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" and "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. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Carpenters produced a final television special in 1980 called Music, Music, Music!, with guest stars Ella Fitzgerald and John Davidson. This event was filmed the same year Karen married Tom Burris and she had temporarily returned to a healthier weight. However, ABC was not at all happy with their special. It was just music from start to finish. ABC felt it was too much like a PBS program.[3] Music, Music, Music! was a Carpenters Television Special from 1980. ... Ella Jane 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 in 1990. ... 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 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' record, although Elton John has tied it. Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


Personal troubles dimmed the prospects of this modest return to the charts. After a whirlwind romance, Karen married real estate developer Thomas James Burris in a lavish wedding held in the Crystal Room of 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 turned out to be a disaster, and the couple separated at the end of 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 revive her professional career and finalize her divorce. Karen, who had a normal thyroid, was 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. is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Steven Levenkron (born 1941) is a psychotherapist known for his research into resercher of anorexia and self-mutilation. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


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 by years of dieting and abuse. On the morning of Friday, 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,[4]) where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. Karen was planning to sign her divorce papers on the day she died. is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 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 medicine that is intended to induce vomiting for people who have accidentally ingested a poison. However, there is no definite evidence that Karen did abuse ipecac.[5] 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. Karen Carpenter lay in an open white casket, dressed in pink, as a thousand mourners paid their last respects, 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). This article is about the color. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer 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), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning 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.[6] Richard, Harold, and Agnes Carpenter attended the inauguration, as did many fans. is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Buskers perform 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 and bulimia prior to her death, making the conditions difficult to identify and treat. 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... Cover of Tracey Golds 2003 book. ... Princess Diana redirects here. ...


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.


Voice of the Heart, an album that included some finished tracks left out of Made In America and earlier LPs, was released in late 1983.[7] It 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 (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 on July 25, 1989, Mindi Karen (named after her late aunt) on July 7, 1992, followed by Colin and Taylor. is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

Richard Carpenter's solo album Time

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. Image File history File links Timerichardsolo. ... Image File history File links Timerichardsolo. ... This article is about the year. ... An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released in 1984. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Time is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ...


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. 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. Maverick, onetime New Queer Cinema director Todd Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Encino, California, and has had a controversial career. ... Information Occupation See: Barbies careers Family See: List of Barbies friends and family Created by Ruth Handler Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll launched in 1959. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Karen Carpenter Story is a TV movie that aired on CBS in 1989. ... 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. ...


Karen Carpenter, Karen's solo album, was released in October 1996, with an explanation in the CD's liner notes from Richard addressing the decision by A&M records to shelve the album in 1980. The collection of songs on the CD covers a wide range of musical styles, from rock ("Making Love in the Afternoon" with guest vocalist Peter Cetera) to blues ("Last One Singing the Blues"). Coincidentally, the album's producer, Phil Ramone, produced many of the tracks for Cetera's former band, Chicago. Karen Carpenter is a solo CD released by A&M Records in 1996. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitar player and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. ... Phil Ramone is a violinist, composer, recording engineer, and innovative record producer born in 1934. ... This article is about the American pop-rock-jazz band. ...


'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. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... 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 an 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 re-release in 2005. Oricon ), also known as Oricon Style, is a Japanese company which provides music industry-related information. ...


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 the "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. Location in Ventura County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Ventura Settled 1875 Incorporated September 29, 1964 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Andrew P. Fox  - City manager Scott Mitnick Area [1]  - City  55. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Petula Clark, CBE (born 15 November 1932), is an English singer, actress and composer best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ...


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


Legacy

A critical reevaluation of the Carpenters occurred 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. 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. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Sonic Youth is an 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” redirects here. ... Janis Lyn Joplin (Born January 19, 1943- October 4, 1970 was an influential singer, songwriter, and music arranger. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Promotional photograph of author Ray Coleman, from the back cover of his final book, Phil Collins: The Definitive Biography. ... If I Were a Carpenter is a tribute album to the Carpenters. ... Sonic Youth is an 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 musical 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. ... The Cranberries are an Irish alternative rock band that rose to mainstream popularity in the 1990s. ...


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 and is used in two episodes of The Simpsons as well as the Simpsons movie. It was also used in the Chinese film So Close. 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 and 1408. "Superstar" has been covered by numerous artists, with popular recordings from Luther Vandross and Ruben Studdard to Bette Midler and Sonic Youth. Clay Aiken performed "Solitaire" on American Idol and introduced the song to a new generation. Close to You track listing Side one Weve Only Just Begun Love is Surrender Maybe Its You Reason to Believe Help! (They Long to Be) Close to You Side two Baby Its You Ill Never Fall in Love Again Crescent Noon Mr. ... For other uses see Karaoke (disambiguation) A karaoke machine Karaoke from Japanese kara, empty or void, and ōkesutora, orchestra) (pronounced IPA: or ; in Japanese IPA: ;  ) is a form of entertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and a PA system. ... This article is about the film Parenthood. ... 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. ... 1408 is a 2007 film based on the Stephen King short story of the same name directed by Swedish film director Mikael HÃ¥fström. ... 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. ... Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr. ... 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. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ... 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 ...


Both have been honored with Grammy Hall of Fame awards for recordings of lasting quality or historical significance. 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...


Albums

Studio albums

  • 1969 Offering (later re-released as Ticket to Ride) - US #150 in 1971 / UK #20 in 1972 (re-charted in the UK in 1975 at #35) / JP #88 / AUS #19
  • 1970 Close To You - US #2 / UK #23 / JP #53 / AUS #16 / CAN #1
  • 1971 Carpenters - US #2 / UK #12 / JP #47 / AUS #16 / CAN #6
  • 1972 A Song for You - US #4 / UK #13 / JP #5 / AUS #6 / CAN #5
  • 1973 Now & Then - US #2 / UK #2 / JP #1 / AUS #3 / CAN #2
  • 1975 Horizon - US #13 / UK #1 / JP #1 / AUS #21 / CAN #4
  • 1976 A Kind of Hush - US #33 / UK #3 / JP #5 / AUS #57 / CAN #22
  • 1977 Passage - US #49 / UK #12 / JP #7 / AUS #48 / CAN #77
  • 1978 Christmas Portrait - US #145 (re-charted at #159 in 1990)
  • 1981 Made in America - US #52 / UK #12 / JP #44 / AUS #50
  • 1983 Voice of the Heart * - US #46 / UK #6 / JP #41 / AUS #54
  • 1984 An Old-Fashioned Christmas * - US #190
  • 1989 Lovelines * - UK #73
  • 2001 As Time Goes By * - JP #18

* 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 / CAN #1
  • 1978 The Singles: 1974-1978 ** - UK #2
  • 1985 Yesterday Once More ** - UK #10
  • 1990 Only Yesterday (aka 'Their Greatest Hits) ** - UK #1 (7 week) / Australia #9
  • 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, Australia #41
  • 2006 Japanese Singles Box (33 CD singles in one box with original single artwork).
  • 2007 Japanese Album Box (14 CD albums in one box with original album artwork).

** Contains previously unreleased or remixed selections. 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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

Time is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ... Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor is the second solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ...

Karen Carpenter solo album

  • Karen Carpenter (recorded in 1979/80; released in 1996)[Link includes the names of the 9 unreleased solo songs]

Karen Carpenter is a solo CD released by A&M Records in 1996. ...

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 CAN AUS B-side RIAA Certification US Catalogue Number Album
1966 "Looking for Love" (Karen Carpenter) - - - - - - "I'll Be Yours" - Magic Lamp 704 From The Top, The Essential Collection
1968 "You'll Love Me" (Karen Carpenter) - - - - - - "All I Can Do" - Magic Lamp 704 From The Top, The Essential Collection
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 1 "I Kept On Loving You" Gold A&M 1183 Close To You
1970 "We've Only Just Begun" 2 1 28 71 2 6 "All of My Life" Gold A&M 1217 Close To You
1970 "Merry Christmas Darling - - 45 - 50 - "Mr. Guder" Gold A&M 1236 Christmas Portrait
1971 "For All We Know" 3 1 18 - 7 10 "Don't Be Afraid" Gold A&M 1243 Carpenters
1971 "Rainy Days and Mondays" 2 1 - 72 3 35 "Saturday" Gold A&M 1260 Carpenters
1971 "Superstar" 2 1 18 7 3 35 "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 4 "Maybe It's You" Gold A&M 1322 A Song for You
1972 "It's Going to Take Some Time" 12 2 - 48 13 24 "Flat Baroque" - A&M 1351 A Song for You
1972 "Goodbye to Love" 7 2 9 55 4 25 "Crystal Lullaby" - A&M 1367 A Song for You
1973 "Sing" 3 1 - 18 4 24 "Druscilla Penny" Gold A&M 1413 Now & Then
1973 "Yesterday Once More" 2 1 2 5 3 9 "Road Ode" Gold A&M 1446 Now & Then
1973 "Top of the World" 1 2 5 21 1 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 - 95 "Mr. Guder" (UK) - - Now & Then
1974 "I Won't Last a Day Without You" 11 1 9/32 40 7 63 "One Love" - A&M 1521 A Song for You
1974 "Please Mr. Postman" 1 1 2 11 1 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 16 "Happy" - A&M 1677 Horizon
1975 "Solitaire" 17 1 32 44 12 61 "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 33 "(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 47 "Sandy" - A&M 1828 A Kind of Hush
1976 "Goofus" 56 4 - - 82 - "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 89 "I Have You" - A&M 1940 Passage
1977 "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" 32 18 9 - 9 13 "Can't Smile Without You" - A&M 1978 Passage
1977 "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" - - - - - - "Merry Christmas Darling" - -A&M 1991 Christmas Portrait
1978 "Sweet, Sweet Smile" 44 7 40 59 33 100 "I Have You" - A&M 2008 Passage
1978 "I Believe You" 68 9 - - 81 - "B'wana She No Home" - A&M 2097 Made in America (1981)
1981 "Touch Me When We're Dancing" 16 1 - - - 78 "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 - - 80 "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
1984 "Do You Hear What I Hear" - - - - - - "Little Altar Boy" - A&M 2700 An Old-Fashioned Christmas
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 "Merry Christmas Darling"/"(They Long to Be) Close to You" (UK re-issue) - - 25 - - - - - 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

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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. ... Close to You track listing Side one Weve Only Just Begun Love is Surrender Maybe Its You Reason to Believe Help! (They Long to Be) Close to You Side two Baby Its You Ill Never Fall in Love Again Crescent Noon Mr. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... 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. ... Flat Baroque is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis in 1966, during their career at Disneyland. ... 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. ... A Song for You track listing Side one A Song for You Top of the World Hurting Each Other Its Going to Take Some Time Goodbye to Love Intermission Side two Bless the Beasts and Children Flat Baroque Piano Picker I Wont Last a Day Without You Crystal... 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. ... 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. ... Beechwood 4-5789 is a 1962 single released by Motown girl group The Marvelettes on the Tamla label. ... 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. ... An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released in 1984. ... Lovelines is a Carpenters album released in 1989. ... 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.
  • "Superstar" and "For All We Know" were released as a double A-side in the UK
  • "I Won't Last A Day Without You" was originally released as an A-side in the UK in 1972 with "Goodbye To Love" as the B-side. However the sides were switched shortly after the record's release. The former was later released as an A-side in the UK in 1974 to coincide with its first US release as an A-side.
  • The UK re-issue of "Merry Christmas Darling" in 1990 features the second recorded version of the song from their 1978 "Christmas Portrait" album as opposed to the original 1970 version.

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. ...

Grammy awards

  • 1970 Best New Artist: Carpenters (Won)
  • 1970 Record of the Year: 'Close To You' (Nomination)
  • 1970 Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: 'Close To You' (Won)
  • 1970 Album of the Year: Close To You (Nomination)
  • 1970 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals: 'Close To You' - Richard Carpenter (Nomination)
  • 1970 Song of the Year: 'We've Only Just Begun' (Nomination)
  • 1970 Best Contemporary Song: 'We've Only Just Begun' (Nomination)
  • 1970 Best Engineered Recording: Close To You (Nomination)
  • 1971 Album of the Year: Carpenters (Nomination)
  • 1971 Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group: Carpenters (Won)
  • 1971 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals: 'Superstar' - Richard Carpenter (Nomination)
  • 1971 Best Album of Original Score, Written for a Motion Picture: 'Bless the Beasts and Children' (Nomination)
  • 1971 Best Engineered Recording: Carpenters (Nomination)
  • 1972 Best Instrumental Arrangement: 'Flat Baroque' Richard Carpenter (Nomination)
  • 1973 Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Vocal: 'Sing' (Nomination)
  • 1973 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals: 'Sing' -Richard Carpenter (Nomination)
  • 1974 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals: 'We've Only Just Begun' (Nomination)
  • 1977 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals: 'Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft' - Richard Carpenter (Nomination)
  • 1998 Grammy Hall Of Fame: 'We've Only Just Begun'
  • 2000 Grammy Hall Of Fame: 'Close To You'

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 successful American singer and 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. ... Richard Lynn Carpenter (b. ... The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time is the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone magazine published in November 2003. ...

Notes

  1. ^ http://www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/biography.htm
  2. ^ Only Yesterday: The Carpenters' Story
  3. ^ "Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters" Video Documentary
  4. ^ http://www.drmci.org
  5. ^ The Carpenters, The Untold Story by Ray Coleman, pages 21-24
  6. ^ http://web.singnet.com.sg/~tonytay/wof.htm
  7. ^ Voice of the Heart review

References

  • Coleman, Ray (1994). The Carpenters: The Untold Story (paperback), 1st edition, Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-06-018345-4. 

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

External links

The Carpenters

Karen CarpenterRichard Carpenter 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. ... Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was a successful American singer and drummer. ... Richard Lynn Carpenter (b. ...

Lists

List of albums by the CarpentersList of songs by the Carpenters // Please note that compilations are not included on this page. ... Songs below listed alphabetically. ...

Singles

1969: Ticket to Ride1970: (They Long to Be) Close to YouWe've Only Just BegunMerry Christmas DarlingFor All We Know
1971: Rainy Days and MondaysSuperstarBless the Beasts and Children (B-side) • Hurting Each Other
1972: It's Going to Take Some TimeFlat Baroque (B-side) • Goodbye to Love
1973: SingYesterday Once MoreTop of the World1974: Jambalaya (On the Bayou)I Won't Last a Day Without YouPlease Mr. Postman
1975: Only YesterdaySolitaire1976: There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)I Need to Be in LoveGoofusBreaking Up Is Hard to Do
1977: All You Get from Love Is a Love SongCalling Occupants of Interplanetary CraftThe Christmas Song1978: Sweet, Sweet Smile
1978 (cont'd): 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 Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... 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. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Close to You track listing Side one Weve Only Just Begun Love is Surrender Maybe Its You Reason to Believe Help! (They Long to Be) Close to You Side two Baby Its You Ill Never Fall in Love Again Crescent Noon Mr. ... 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. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Its Going to Take Some Time is a song written by Carole King and Toni Stern in 1971 album for her Music album. ... Flat Baroque is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis in 1966, during their career at Disneyland. ... Goodbye to Love is a song composed by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... 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. ... A Song for You track listing Side one A Song for You Top of the World Hurting Each Other Its Going to Take Some Time Goodbye to Love Intermission Side two Bless the Beasts and Children Flat Baroque Piano Picker I Wont Last a Day Without You Crystal... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Only Yesterday is a song recorded by the Carpenters in 1975. ... Solitaire is a popular song written by Neil Sedaka. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theres A Kind Of Hush is a popular song written by Les Reed and Geoff Stephens. ... I Need to Be in Love is a song written by Richard Carpenter and John Bettis. ... Goofus is a popular song. ... Breaking Up is Hard to Do is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... All You Get from Love Is a Love Song is a song composed by Steve Eaton. ... 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. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Touch Me When Were Dancing is a song written by Terry Skinner, J. L. Wallace, and Kenny Bell. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Beechwood 4-5789 is a 1962 single released by Motown girl group The Marvelettes on the Tamla label. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Honolulu City Lights is a song composed by Keola Beamer in the early 1970s. ...

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 Portrait • 1981: Made in America1983: Voice of the Heart
1984: An Old-Fashioned Christmas • 1989: Lovelines2004: As Time Goes By Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Offering is the first album by American music duo The Carpenters. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Close to You is a 1970 album by The Carpenters. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Carpenters is the third studio album by The Carpenters. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Song for You is the fourth album released by the Carpenters. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Now & Then is an album from The Carpenters, released on 9 May 1973. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Horizon is a 1975 album by musical American duo The Carpenters. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Kind of Hush is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Passage is an album by American popular music duo The Carpenters. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Christmas Portrait is a Christmas album by the Carpenters, released on October 13, 1978. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Made in America is the last album released by The Carpenters during Karen Carpenters lifetime. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Voice of the Heart is an album by American pop duo The Carpenters. ... This article is about the year. ... An Old-Fashioned Christmas is a Christmas album from The Carpenters, released in 1984. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Lovelines is a Carpenters album released in 1989. ... Year 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. ...

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 • 2006: The Ultimate Collection For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... 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. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 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. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 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... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... 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... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Reflections isnt your common Carpenters compilation. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 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. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ultimate Collection is a 3-CD set released in 2006. ...

Television Specials/Series

1971: Carpenters: Live at the BBC • Make Your Own Kind of Music1976: The Carpenters' Very First TV Special1977: Christmas with the Carpenters • 1978: Space Encounters • A Christmas Portrait 1980: Music, Music, Music! Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Make Your Own Kind Of Music was an eight-week-long American television series starring The Carpenters that aired on NBC from July 20, 1971 to September 7, 1971. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... On December 8, 1976, Richard and Karen Carpenters very first television special was to be aired. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Space Encounters is a 1978 TV Special hosted by the Carpenters. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Music, Music, Music! was a Carpenters Television Special from 1980. ...

Live performances

1971: Carpenters: Live at the BBC • 1974: Live in Japan • Live at Budokan • 1976: Live at the Palladium Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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) Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Time is the first solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Karen Carpenter is a solo CD released by A&M Records in 1996. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Pianist Arranger Composer Conductor is the second solo album by American musician Richard Carpenter. ...

DVDs

1985: Yesterday Once More • 1995: Interpretations1997: Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters • 2002: Gold: Greatest Hits This article is about the year. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 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. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Biographies and 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 Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Karen Carpenter Story is a TV movie that aired on CBS in 1989. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

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