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The Carpenters

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Brunette10 Sun 23-Dec-18 17:11:16

Radio 2 now for those who love The Carpenters. Lovely songs and brings back so many memories.

fourormore Sun 23-Dec-18 18:05:32

Hope you enjoyed it Brunette10 - I missed it but have several CDs so I didn't miss out. I love the sound of the Carpenters - Karen had such a velvet smooth voice and died so tragically.

paddyann Sun 23-Dec-18 18:14:47

I love the Carpenters ,we had" We've Only Just Begun" as our first dance at our wedding in 1975 and I always play it on our anniversary.She had a fabulous voice .If you haven't heard a singer called Rumer have a listen she's very similar you Karen Carpenter

Brunette10 Sun 23-Dec-18 18:25:54

Loving the programme, been cleaning my kitchen top to bottom with Karen’s beautiful voice keeping me

Fennel Sun 23-Dec-18 18:30:53

paddyann - that's my favourite too. That was the year we met, married in 1978.
That guitar riff in the middle !

Brunette10 Sun 23-Dec-18 18:40:55

Too many great songs to choose favourites. Love them all. Forgot how much.

Fennel Sun 23-Dec-18 18:43:12

Oh no the guitar riff was in Goodbye to Love, before we met.

StillGame Tue 01-Jan-19 14:17:59

These are my left-field choice Carpenters favourites:


I Believe You

Can’t Smile Without You (Yes they did do it before Barry Manilow)

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Luckygirl Tue 01-Jan-19 15:08:27

Karen had simply the absolute best pop singer's voice ever - superb and a joy to listen to.

So sad that her parents favoured big brother and failed to recognise her talent.

Luckygirl Tue 01-Jan-19 16:44:46

There is a programme on BBC4 on Friday evening about the Carpenters.