Yes - yes - - I totally want to add a hearty dose of gratitude to the aforementioned gents for the terrific additions to the site.I will strongly second the kudos to Chris for posting all these ads!
And I will further send along additional well-deserved kudos to GaryAlan "who's been diligently seeking" out newspaper articles, online reviews, book excerpts, Carpenters' fan letters, etc. for close to a year and a half now!
The readers/posters at this terrific site are blessed with such well-intentioned and thoughtful members!
I started collecting Billboard's in the late 70's... so these earlier gems are a nifty treat!
And I rather liked the marketing efforts A & M utilized for these early single releases.
None of the other ads for new releases are nearly as creative nor as sophisticated....