Watched the Grammy salute to the Bee Gees on ABC CBS this evening which was excellent and well deserving. How wonderful would it be if the Grammy's did a similar tribute to the Carpenters in the future. Maybe to recognize their 50th anniversary of signing with A&M records in 1969, or the release of "Close to You" a year later. I'm sure there would be many artists from the past and current that would enjoy the opportunity to honor Karen and Richard similar to the "If I Were a Carpenter" project in the nineties. An impressive list of recording stars have mentioned their admiration for and being influenced by the Carpenters which includes Madonna, Petula Clark, Dionne Warwick, Shania Twain and even Alice Cooper! I do realize that Karen and Richard are not in the same league as the Bee Gees, but their 3 Grammy awards, an American Music Award, 21 Top 40 hits (includes "Sweet Sweet Smile, #8 Country), 15 #1 Adult Contemporary hits and over 100 million in worldwide record sales is worthy in my opinion. I'm sure Richard would appreciate it and may even chose to play keyboards on a few select hits like Barry Gibb did tonight before he gets too old!