Trivia / Carpenters

  • Author Existence Failure: Karen's well publicized death from anorexia nervosa (and possibly also bulimia) at the age of 32 is one of the band's main fame points today.
  • Older Than They Think: The song "We've Only Just Begun" was originally a TV commercial jingle in 1971 for what is now Wells Fargo.
  • She Really Can Act: A lot of people, especially non-fans of the band, don't realise that Karen started out as the band's drummer as well as singer, and are startled to realise that She Really Could Play.note