Carpenters

By J Poet

 

The Carpenters seemingly came out of nowhere (actually New Haven, CT by way of Downey, CA) to score the a #1 hit single and album with the Burt Bacharach/David tune “(They Long to Be) Close to You” in 1970. The duos smooth sunny sound made them favorites on Top 40, easy listening, and adult contemporary radio, but behind the white bread image there were problems a plenty. Richard was addicted to pain medication and Karen had severe anorexia. After five years with 19 top 10 hits including "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Goodbye to Love,"... Read More

Genre:
Easy Listening, Pop Vocal, Rock, Pop, Soft Rock
City Of Origin:
Downey, ,California United States
Formed Date:
1969
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