Herb Alpert remembers the Carpenters quite often. I have seen him in concert twice, and he did talk fondly about them, mainly Karen. It was great to see him perform. And he included WOJB on his last release.Nice interview with Herb here, where he talks about Carpenters, and in particular Karen’s talent.
The trumpeter and co-founder of A&M Records answers your questions on writing a Bond theme, selling 72m albums and signing Janet Jackson, Karen Carpenter and the ‘appalling’ Sex Pistolswww.theguardian.com