• Two exciting new Carpenters releases are now available. The new book Carpenters: The Musical Legacy can be ordered here. A big thanks to the authors and Richard Carpenter for their tremendous effort in compiling this book! Also, the new solo piano album Richard Carpenter's Piano Songbook is available for ordering here.

Anyone read this?

Carpe diem

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^^Well, there are two cars that I want to see during the 50th celebration. The Ferrari with the Song 4U plate, and Karen's 350 Mercedes with the KAC plate! According to this fan site, Richard sold her Jag in 1995 (thank God to a fan). This was the Jag she was driving when she bawled-out Richard in their shopping mall confrontation. That is probably why he got rid of it - bad memories! :yikes:

Karen’s 1979 Jaguar | leadsister.com Karen Carpenter Website
 
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Rick-An Ordinary Fool

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Can anyone tell what this really is? It came up in a search result for Carpenters Recorded Music American Music Groups.
I am not aware of any book that goes into such detail album by album and song by song and literally who ever sang the song etc.... I can't even tell who wrote it or what year it was put together. The credits seem to be taken from tons of references. Any ideas?
Scroll down because even the table of contents is pages and pages before the story actually starts.

The Carpenters.pdf | Recorded Music | American Musical Groups
 

tomswift2002

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Looks like they copied Wikipedia. I’ve heard of this for other series or topics such as Star Trek.

Just check out the opening sentence of Chapter 1. In a book why would you confuse the group with the album?
 

Rick-An Ordinary Fool

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Some various articles....

Richard Carpenter Don't Stop The Music
Cashbox Oct 4, 1986
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GaryAlan

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One can hardly fail to (sadly) note that the CashBox Magazine article
(Feb 19,1983, scan above) begins on their Page Five....
in other words, an article which really should have been front-page-music-news, begins on Page Five.
(And, concludes on page 30).
 
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Mike Blakesley

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One can hardly fail to (sadly) note that the CashBox Magazine article
(Feb 19,1983, scan above) begins on their Page Five

The article was about the funeral, so probably not considered as "front-page-worthy" as the original announcement of her passing would have been.
 

Jamesj75

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Anyone see this? As I just logged on to this site, I counted a total of 11 members logged in! I have never seen this many members on at the same time... :)
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
Anyone see this? As I just logged on to this site, I counted a total of 11 members logged in. I have never seen this many members on at the same time! :)

People come and go at various times of the day and also with the time difference but I noticed that too. I’ll give you three guesses which thread they’re all congregating in :laugh:
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
I found these interesting images on the Instagram page for Ludwig Drums. They captioned the pictures with the following notes:

An original Super Sensitive Snare played by the legendary Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters on display at the Ludwig showroom in Monroe, North Carolina courtesy of Ludwig artist Bun E. Carlos”.

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I wonder how this ended up falling out of Richard’s hands?

Also with added notes on a Facebook posting:

Ludwig Drums
 

Portlander

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^ That article was based on the best selling album of each individual year. You are correct, "Saturday Night Fever" and "Thriller" are two of the biggest of all time. Read something the other day that had the Eagles "Greatest Hits 1971-75" as the #1 album all time even though the group was not as popular in the UK as they were in the US. Am pleased that the Carpenters "Singles 1969-73" also reached #1 (17 weeks UK) in the US after having three of their previous albums stall at #2.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
^ That article was based on the best selling album of each individual year.

Ah ok thanks for clearing it up, that’s the bit I missed. I’m still surprised they released a Greatest Hits after just four years, but it was obviously a case of good timing. I wonder who came up with the idea in the first place and then the concept of adding segues and an overture? It certainly was an innovative approach to a hits album. I can’t think of any other similar example by another artist.
 

Carpe diem

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I found these interesting images on the Instagram page for Ludwig Drums. They captioned the pictures with the following notes:

An original Super Sensitive Snare played by the legendary Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters on display at the Ludwig showroom in Monroe, North Carolina courtesy of Ludwig artist Bun E. Carlos”.

4CCDCEE9-5B47-44DE-AEC2-A0398F17C23F_zpsqjcsjogk.jpg


DE85D133-2EDD-45FB-88D7-67255CFAA33C_zpsoaq8p8z3.jpg


38FA5330-D65E-4639-B5F9-EA83CFFE998D_zpsqmhhulim.jpg


I wonder how this ended up falling out of Richard’s hands?

Also with added notes on a Facebook posting:

Ludwig Drums

I never knew this existed. Bun E Carlos (Cheap Trick) must be a fan of Karen's drumming. Nice to know, thanks for posting.

A bit off topic perhaps, but it's amazing the short amount of time in which Karen became a very good drummer, considering she did not pick up a pair of drumsticks until her entry into the 10th grade in the fall of 1964. And then by the spring of 1966 her drumming helped win The Battle Of The Bands competition, not to mention her drumming on the Magic Lamp 45 that same year (especially her drumming on I'll Be Yours is outstanding). I would still like to know when exactly her parents bought her that first Ludwig drum kit. I don't recall that info in either of the biographies. Does anyone have that information? I'm thinking it was most likely her 15th birthday (Mar 2, 1965).
 

GaryAlan

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More from Richard Carpenter:
" every drum kit Karen owned was a Ludwig.
The original silver sparkle is on display at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
The first set was a Ludwig entry level, painted forest green with a gold strip around the middle.
The 2nd silver sparkle set is the one that went on the road. It is packed and stored.
The others that came after the second silver sparkle set were donated due to space limitations.
I did keep the jelly bean set, each drum a different color, and quite an eyeful."
Source:
Carpenters Fans Ask- Richard Answers, May 2005
 
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