In February 1971 Andy Williams introduced the multiple Grammy nominated Carpenters to sing "We've only just begun". The silkiest softest flowing vocals of Karen Carpenter were 50 years ago introducing to the world a vocal artistry like no other ever heard. Richard's waves of harmonious empowering background vocals gliding into a classic 70's gentle sound that places into the bell bottom dancing tambourine playing timeless days the moment we hear this song. How could it be as her songs come into my thoughts daily that this year and next month in February will be the 50th Anniversary of one of the most alive souls even 38 years after Karen Carpenter's tragic passing from the long-term physical impact of Anorexia. Karen and Richard Carpenter are a legacy that without the brilliance of Burt Bacharach to introduce the siliest vocal sounds of Karen Carpenter & her brother Richard's brilliant musical arrangements to Herb Albert, where would the world have been without the beautiful timeless songs that still today grace our millions of couples for their weddings. A&M Records & Richard Carpenter must be Honored next month as the legacy of which they so deserve to highlight the Carpenters. Share your thoughts and how A&M changed the lives of so many to share the Caroenters with the world. We are forever grateful to A&M Records founder Herb Albert for signing the Caroenters in 1969.