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The Carpenters

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Biography

Karen and Richard Carpenter at the White House on August 1, 1972.

Source: Wikipedia

The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. producing a distinctively soft musical style, they became an all time best-selling music artist. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, thirty-one singles, five television specials, and a short-lived television series. They were ended in 1983 by Karen's death from heart failure brought on by complications of anorexia. Extensive news coverage surrounding the circumstances of her death increased public awareness of eating disorders.

Fact file

  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Genres: Pop rock, adult contemporary, pop, soft rock, easy listening
  • Years active: 1969–1983
  • Labels: A&M
  • Associated acts: The Richard Carpenter Trio
  • Website: richardandkarencarpenter.com
  • Past members: Karen Carpenter Richard Carpenter

Read more about The Carpenters at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

The Carpenters get a philharmonic makeover
USA Today Music, 2018-12-21 20:51:05
Richard Carpenter explains how new album "Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" came about and how the classical arrangements enhance the band's music. (Dec. 21)         

'Smokey and the Bandit' Turns 40: Paul Williams Looks Back on His Role In the Comedy Classic
Billboard, 2017-05-23 15:10:41
He's written hits for Barbra Streisand, The Carpenters, and Three Dog Night among others, but Paul Williams will tell you that fans who encounter...

The Carpenters sue Universal Music over unpaid royalties
BBC Entertainment, 2017-01-12 09:58:41
Richard Carpenter has said he is owed at least $2m in royalties for the hits he recorded in The Carpenters.

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