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With their light, airy melodies and meticulously crafted, clean arrangements, the Carpenters stood in direct contrast with the excessive, gaudy pop/rock of the '70s; yet they became one of the most popular artists of the decade, scoring 12 Top Ten hits, including three number one singles.

Karen Carpenter's calm, often somber voice was the most distinctive element of their music, settling in perfectly amidst the precise, lush arrangements provided by her brother Richard. The duo's sound drew more… read more

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  • Avatar for DavidVSoho
    Please vote up these shots: http://www.last.fm/it/music/Carpenters/+images/f4f5a6c0928946bd869b8149fa38c02d http://www.last.fm/it/music/Carpenters/+images/61929ba2f8d949478ccff369373beb3a http://www.last.fm/it/music/Carpenters/+images/9b39493ce1b64c2aa172afac3da8b9d3
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  • Avatar for fantastickkay
    I never get tired of that voice <3
  • Avatar for RKAREY
    Happy 66th Birthday to Karen <3
  • Avatar for Stuart_92
    Karen would have been 66 today.
  • Avatar for Stuart_92
    Karen Carpenter died 33 years ago today. R.I.P.
  • Avatar for OrphicElysian
    My new found love. 💜✨
  • Avatar for damonlila
    I love them
  • Avatar for KakahDaschund
    Reading now "Little Girl Blue". So incredibly sad!! Love their music, though...
  • Avatar for jessyrocker
    Amazing

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