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Walkinat9

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Here's another mention of their name at the West Coast premiere of movie "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (in Ray Coleman's "Untold Story" book on pages 81-82).

Premiere "Goodbye Mr. Chips", from the Valley Times, November 7, 1969 (just realized that the British date notation would be 7-Eleven 🙃)

Live TV coverage that night, so I keep wondering if there would've been some shots of Karen & Richard as well. Apparently it was taped, since it aired again the next few days. Unfortunately I haven't been able (yet?) to find anything of that program on YouTube.

TV listing from the Valley Times, December 7, 1969.

And this is what Petula Clark must have looked like when she walked up to the bandstand to congratulate them (scroll a bit down towards the middle of the page).

West Coast premiere "Goodbye Mr. Chips" on Petula Clark's website

I wonder what Karen & Richard played that night. I'm pretty sure that "Ticket To Ride" was on their setlist...
 

GaryAlan

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Here is a recent (Feb 21, 2021) comment by, none other than, Alice Cooper:
"...even in the hardest rock times, the most metal times, I challenged almost every one of the metal guys by saying,
“Okay—guilty pleasure. I guarantee you that 70% of you either have Saturday Night Fever or The Carpenters’ Greatest Hits somewhere in your collection.” "Because, first of all, Saturday Night Fever was the Sgt. Pepper of disco—it went beyond disco, and every song was so good on that record. "
"They were just great songs. And same thing with The Carpenters."
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Portlander

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Alice Copper has been a Carpenters fan for a long time. During the Pebble Beach Pro Am many years ago he was interviewed live during the tournament and was asked what he was listening to at the moment on his iPod and he said the Carpenters! The interviewer was surprised by this and asked why and he responded by saying because they're great. In addition, he would play "Goodbye to Love" on occasion during his nationally syndicated rock oriented radio show as a tribute to the duo. There is a long list of heavy metal/rock artists that have expressed their appreciation for the Carpenters over the years and if Carole King and Dionne Warwick get inducted into the R&RHOF this year there would be no reason for the Carpenters to not make the cut in the future.
 
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A&M Retro

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Alice Copper has been a Carpenters fan for a long time. During the Pebble Beach Pro Am many years ago he was interviewed live during the tournament and was asked what he was listening to at the moment on his iPod and he said the Carpenters! The interviewer was surprised by this and asked why and he responded by saying because they're great. In addition, he would play "Goodbye to Love" on occasion during his nationally syndicated rock oriented radio show as a tribute to the duo. There is a long list of heavy metal/rock artists that have expressed their appreciation for the Carpenters over the years and if Carole King and Dionne Warwick get inducted into the R&RHOF this year there would be no reason for the Carpenters to not make the cut in the future.
BAM! Perfectly stated!
 
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