History Music / Carpenters

2nd May '16 9:27:23 AM Mdumas43073
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They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Among these are "(They Long to Be) Close to You", "We've Only Just Begun", "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other", "Sing", "Yesterday Once More", "Top of the World", and "Only Yesterday".

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They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Among these are Their biggest hit, and probably their best-remembered song, is "(They Long to Be) Close to You", You"; others include "We've Only Just Begun", "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other", "Sing", "Yesterday Once More", "Top of the World", and "Only Yesterday".
2nd May '16 9:24:05 AM Mdumas43073
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They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Among these are "Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun," "For All We Know," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Superstar," "Hurting Each Other," "Sing," "Yesterday Once More," "Top of the World," and "Only Yesterday."

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They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Among these are "Close "(They Long to You," Be) Close to You", "We've Only Just Begun," Begun", "For All We Know," Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Superstar," Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other," "Sing," Other", "Sing", "Yesterday Once More," More", "Top of the World," World", and "Only Yesterday."Yesterday".
30th Apr '16 9:52:37 PM JamesAustin
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* FakeOutFadeOut:
** In the song "I Believe You." The first time you hear what appears to be the final verse that slows down and stops a bit, you think it's over but then, BAM! A repeat of the bridge and the final verse again, this time once more.
** Same with "(They Long to Be) Close to You:" After they say "Close to You" one last time, the song plays out slowly to end and you think it's over, until BAM! The last few lines of the chorus play again until fade. Notorious for catching disc jockeys off guard when the song started back up a few seconds into whatever was coming after it.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Karen Carpenter is often portrayed this way.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In the song "I Believe You." The first time you hear what appears to be the final verse that slows down and stops a bit, you think it's over but then, BAM! A repeat of the bridge and the final verse again, this time once more.
** Same with "(They Long to Be) Close to You:" After they say "Close to You" one last time, the song plays out slowly to end and you think it's over, until BAM! The last few lines of the chorus play again until fade. Notorious for catching disc jockeys off guard when the song started back up a few seconds into whatever was coming after it.
13th Apr '16 2:52:35 AM Mdumas43073
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''Carpenters'' (absolutely ''not'' "The Carpenters") were a brother and sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano, and provided backing vocals.

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''Carpenters'' Carpenters (absolutely ''not'' "The Carpenters") were a brother and sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano, and provided backing vocals.
13th Apr '16 2:52:20 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Carpenters''' (absolutely ''not'' "The Carpenters") were a brother and sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano, and provided backing vocals.

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'''Carpenters''' ''Carpenters'' (absolutely ''not'' "The Carpenters") were a brother and sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano, and provided backing vocals.
27th Mar '16 8:17:15 PM aye_amber
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'''Carpenters''' (absolutely ''not'' "The Carpenters") were a brother-and-sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano and provided backing vocals.

They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Among these are "Close to You", "We've Only Just Begun", "For All We Know", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other", "Sing", "Yesterday Once More", "Top of the World", and "Only Yesterday".

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'''Carpenters''' (absolutely ''not'' "The Carpenters") were a brother-and-sister brother and sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano piano, and provided backing vocals.

They were active from 1969 until Karen's death in 1983. During this time, they were very prolific and scored numerous hits, only a few of which are commonly known to people who weren't there in TheSeventies. Among these are "Close to You", You," "We've Only Just Begun", Begun," "For All We Know", Know," "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Superstar", Mondays," "Superstar," "Hurting Each Other", "Sing", Other," "Sing," "Yesterday Once More", More," "Top of the World", World," and "Only Yesterday".Yesterday."
27th Mar '16 8:15:02 PM aye_amber
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* DownerEnding: Karen's death at 32, of complications stemming from her severe [[WeightWoe anorexia nervosa]]. On the bright side, it actually did a lot to open up awareness of the disease.
* HatingOnMonday: "Rainy Days and Mondays"
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: After Karen broke up with him, songwriter Tom Bahler wrote what would eventually become a Music/MichaelJackson hit, "She's Out Of My Life."
* SelfBackingVocalist: a major component of their fame. Most of their singles involve Richard and Karen overdubbed numerous times on backing vocals, often using chords most [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth rock bands]] have never even heard of.

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* DownerEnding: Karen's death at 32, of complications stemming from her severe [[WeightWoe anorexia nervosa]]. nervosa.]] On the bright side, it actually did a lot to open up awareness of the disease.
* HatingOnMonday: "Rainy Days and Mondays"
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: After Karen broke up with him, songwriter Tom Bahler wrote what would eventually become a Music/MichaelJackson hit, "She's Out Of My Life.
Mondays."
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: After Karen broke up with him, songwriter Tom Bahler wrote what would eventually become a Music/MichaelJackson hit, "She's Out of My Life."
* SelfBackingVocalist: a A major component of their fame. Most of their singles involve Richard and Karen overdubbed numerous times on backing vocals, often using chords most [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth rock bands]] have never even heard of.



* ShaveAndAHairCut: At the end of "Piano Picker".
* SillyLoveSongs: another major selling point.

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* ShaveAndAHairCut: At the end of "Piano Picker".
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* SillyLoveSongs: another Another major selling point.



* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In the song "I Believe You". The first time you hear what appears to be the final verse that slows down and stops a bit, you think it's over but then, BAM! A repeat of the bridge and the final verse again, this time once more.
** Same with "(They Long to Be) Close to You": After they say "Close to You" one last time, the song plays out slowly to end and you think it's over, until BAM! the last few lines of the chorus play again until fade. Notorious for catching disc jockeys off guard when the song started back up a few seconds into whatever was coming after it.

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: In the song "I Believe You". You." The first time you hear what appears to be the final verse that slows down and stops a bit, you think it's over but then, BAM! A repeat of the bridge and the final verse again, this time once more.
** Same with "(They Long to Be) Close to You": You:" After they say "Close to You" one last time, the song plays out slowly to end and you think it's over, until BAM! the The last few lines of the chorus play again until fade. Notorious for catching disc jockeys off guard when the song started back up a few seconds into whatever was coming after it.
15th Feb '16 8:27:35 AM Mdumas43073
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* SelfTitledAlbum: Their third release.
12th Jan '16 12:06:48 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Carpenters''' (absolutely ''not'' "[[TheTheTitleConfusion The Carpenters]]") were a brother-and-sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano and provided backing vocals.

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'''Carpenters''' (absolutely ''not'' "[[TheTheTitleConfusion The Carpenters]]") "The Carpenters") were a brother-and-sister pop duo consisting of Richard (born 1946) and Karen (19501983) Carpenter. Karen started out as the drummer but was gradually phased off the instrument once it became clear she had a superlative singing voice; Richard wrote the material, played piano and provided backing vocals.
12th Jan '16 12:05:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* ChristmasSongs: Their 1970 single "Merry Christmas Darling" is still an annual radio staple. They also released one full album of Christmas music in their lifetime (1978's ''Christmas Portrait'') and another after Karen's death (1984's ''An Old-Fashioned Christmas'').

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* ChristmasSongs: Their 1970 single "Merry Christmas Darling" is still an annual radio staple. They There are also released one two full album albums of Christmas music music, one released in their Karen's lifetime (1978's ''Christmas Portrait'') and another after Karen's the other following her death (1984's ''An Old-Fashioned Christmas'').
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