• 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.

Bob Messenger has passed away

Rick-An Ordinary Fool

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The April 1975 Carpenters fan club newsletter has a short bio of all the band members (at requests of the fans) and it lists each of their birthdays (no yr) Bob’s says September 30th.


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I am truly saddened to learn of Bob's death. He was a musician of the highest order. It seemed there wasn't anything he couldn't play; saxophone, flute, bass . . . His contributions to the Carpenters' success were enormous. As a teen, I used to lay in bed at night listening over and over to his soaring sax solo in "A Song for You." Likewise, his sax interlude on Mr. Postman simply made that song the hit it ultimately became. I will miss him, and treasure his music forever.
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