Carpenters

Formed 1968. Disbanded 1983
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Carpenters

Carpenters Biography (Wikipedia)

The Carpenters were an American vocal and instrumental duo of Karen (1950–1983) and Richard Carpenter (b. 1946). They produced a distinct soft musical style, combining Karen's contralto vocals with Richard's arranging and composition skills. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded ten albums, along with numerous singles and several television specials.

The siblings were born in New Haven, Connecticut, and moved to Downey, California, in 1963. Richard took piano lessons as a child, progressing to California State University, Long Beach, while Karen learned the drums. They first performed together as a duo in 1965 and formed the jazz-oriented Richard Carpenter Trio followed by the middle-of-the-road group Spectrum. Signing as Carpenters to A&M Records in 1969, they achieved major success the following year with the hit singles "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and "We've Only Just Begun". Subsequently, the duo's brand of melodic pop produced a record-breaking run of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, and they became leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contemporary music genres. The Carpenters had three number-one singles and five number-two singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen number-one hits on the Adult Contemporary chart, in addition to twelve top-10 singles. They have sold more than 90 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. The duo toured continually during the 1970s, which put them under increased strain; Richard took a year off in 1979 after he had become addicted to Quaaludes, while Karen suffered from anorexia nervosa.

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The Rainbow Connection
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The Rainbow Connection
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(They Long To Be) Close To You
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(They Long To Be) Close To You
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Yesterday Once More
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Yesterday Once More
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We've Only Just Begun
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We've Only Just Begun
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Only Yesterday
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Only Yesterday
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Goodbye To Love
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Goodbye To Love
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For All We Know
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For All We Know
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Now
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Now
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Sing
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Sing
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Please Mr Postman
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Please Mr Postman
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Calling Occupants Of Interplantary Craft
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Calling Occupants Of Interplantary Craft
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Touch Me When We're Dancing
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Touch Me When We're Dancing
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Top Of The World
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Top Of The World
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Rainy Days and Mondays
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Rainy Days and Mondays
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Sweet Sweet Smile
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Sweet Sweet Smile
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I Just Fall In Love Again
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I Just Fall In Love Again
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There's A Kind Of Hush
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There's A Kind Of Hush
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Sailing On The Tide
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Sailing On The Tide
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