Unbelievably the last. It was a really strange Summer with the Sedaka incident, "Solitaire" falling short and my seeing Carpenters at the Valley Forge Music Fair three times...( and meeting Karen and Richard face to face three times). A very heady Summer.Carpenters at #16 with Only Yesterday, on AT40 after spending 2 weeks at #4, June 7th 1975. One of 12 Top 12 hits on the at 40, Casey added. Sadly, the last.
...And here is my own recording of "Only Yesterday" live from Valley Forge Music Fair back in 1975.
We used a small cassette recorder smuggled in in one of the ladies' purses. The sound system in Valley Forge Music Fair was amazing and recorded pretty well.
So of course they tore it down and built a shopping center...
I replied to the "singer who also drums" tweet and as of this morning I have at least 712 tweets and retweets on #karencarpenter and the number keeps growing on Twitter I am @jimclarey if anyone wants to see all of the fans who replied/retweeted. It's fun.I saw that she was trending today on Twitter!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful post.Heard Carpenters on AT40, for the week of July 21st 1979? Not on the charts with a new cut, but as a dedication song to the people of the hill country of Texas that suffered great flooding from a hurricane that had just passed there. The listener requested “We’ve Only Just Begun” as a tribute to his suffering community. Pretty special to hear this morning. Hoping everyone stays healthy though this stressful pandemic.