Hi i just posted it, enjoyI'm not sure this has been posted before but it appears the CarpenterS appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary on Feb 4, 1977. It appears they performed the song, We've Only Just Begun. I don't think this video has ever surfaced. Here are 2 sites that talk about this tv special and one has a screen grab of Karen and Richard. Has anyone ever seen Karen in this colored outfit? It's new to me.
Here is the credit for the screen grab, why does this studio look somewhat familiar?
late in their career, i expect when weintraub took control, it seemed that someone told karen to be as "cute " as she could be. all the smiles and grimaces while performing changed the tonal quality of her voice.; singing through a smile changes the sound as this clip clearly indicates.Ugh. That clip exemplifies everything I dislike about "live" performances. "We've only chst be-gahhhhn, d'live..."
I wonder if it was an outtake? Their specials were on ABC, which I think Dick Clark was on, so , just the way they’re talking, they could’ve been plugging other ABC shoes and it could’ve been in there but was trimmed for time.Interesting clip, thanks for posting. I thought they performed the entire song.
Re watching the very end of the 76 special with them saying goodnight and the song playing seemed kinda weird and now I’m wondering if they were going to perform a short version of this song but ran out of time for tv. I mean why would Karen change outfits to this one just to say goodnight in a 30 sec ending?
I wonder if it was an outtake? Their specials were on ABC, which I think Dick Clark was on, so , just the way they’re talking, they could’ve been plugging other ABC shoes and it could’ve been in there but was trimmed for time.
It was on German TV about 5 years ago, Chris. Maybe someone in Germany has been able to record it back then?Does anyone has the full Starparade show with Carpenters in it?
I have a video somewhere of Karen singing a short duet of ‘Sleep Well Little Children’ with Perry Como - or is that now on the DVD? I think it’s from 1974. It ends by focusing on a child pretending to sleep on a sofa. You might have seen it.I had no idea they did the Perry Como Christmas special in 1973! I was only aware of the 1974 one! Is there any footage of that? Does anyone know what they performed?
I put the wrong link in for my editHello!
I am new to this forum, but I am not a new carpenters fan. I found some silent 8mm footage of the carpenters on youtube:
It is from the 74 tour. Using the audio from the Osaka concert, I synced bit that I could identify so that it wasn't silent anymore!
There are a few more bits that I have to work on the timing and I also plan on color correcting some bits. If anyone has an English audio source of Sing from 1974 that would be a great help too! I hope you enjoy the footage!