I have been trying to locate as many newspaper articles (from online digitized archives) as is possible- without benefit of an academic library; but, I can not "save" them to my computer (without paid subscription). However, the 'free' articles I can read online. And, let's just say that Carpenters' were hardly treated with respect (USA, in general). Now, that being said, here is the (short) text from The Abilene Optimist, April 20,1973: " If you did not attend the Carpenters' concert , then in all probability you missed the concert of the year. Richard and Karen demonstrated that they are more versatile musicians than their albums would have you think. A major part of the program was devoted to the great rock and roll hits from the 50's and 60's and the duo performed their current hit "Sing". The Carpenters were an improvement over their 1971 visit here."