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Formed: 1968 in Downey, CA
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Disbanded: 1983
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter
Biography: With their light, airy melodies and meticulously crafted, clean arrangements that appealed to a variety of audiences, 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 ...Read full biography
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Released: 1984
Label: Universal Distribution
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Their second Christmas album, with more of the soft sounds of the season, is made for mistletoe and someone you love. ~ David A. Milberg, Rovi ...Read full review
A Song For You
Released: 1972
Label: A&M
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The duo's best album, and the place to start beyond the hits compilations. Up to the release of A Song for You, the Carpenters' success had seemed an awesome if somewhat fluky phenomenon, built on prodigious ...Read full review
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