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Carpenters 55th Anniversary Celebration - April 2024 in Downey


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Hi, fellow Carpenters fans.

As many of you know, the 55th Anniversary of the Carpenters signing with A&M Records will be upon us in two years time.

With that in mind, some of the people involved in organizing the 50th Anniversary Celebration were contemplating a 55th Anniversary Celebration in April 2024 in Downey.

What do you think? Your feedback here (and on other Carpenters sites) will help the team gauge whether there is enough support to warrant organizing another event.

Thanks in advance for your feedback and suggestions.


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I, too, would be up for it; however, I think Richard's decision to not support or make an appearance at the 50th gathering in his own neighborhood, may hinder future attendance numbers unfortunately.

David A

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I would attend, and bring a +1. While 55th may seem "odd", many fans aren't getting any younger (well technically none of them are, but you know what I mean :wink:)


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Wouldn't Los Angeles be a nicer, easier spot for people to get to? The last one in Thousand Oaks seemed like a logistical nightmare from LAX. I sadly had a work obligation last time. Since Richard didn't come last time (and I assume that's why Thousand Oaks was chosen), maybe something in Los Angeles would get a better draw and be more attractive as a vacation destination


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We were all shown so much love and attention by the 50th Ann organisers ... it would be a tough act to follow. Now, if RC would agree to attend just one little event, I'm confident we'd all be back!
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