Richard(born on Oct 15, 1946), is a talented pianist, arranger, composer, singer, and producer. He arranged, played piano, and sang backup vocals along with his sister Karen, who drummed and sang lead vocals. "Richard began studying classical piano at the age of nine and continued while attending Yale and at the University of Southern California and California State College at Long Beach."
Karen (born on Mar 2, 1950), the younger sister of Richard, together with her brother formed the famous vocal and instrumental duo. She was a drummer and the lead singer of the group. "Karen was just as talented as her brother Richard, Karen was playing the drums so well that she still considered herself primarily a drummer who sang, but Richard sensed there was a lot more potential in her vocals."
The Carpenters became an amazing success story after bursting onto the pop music scene in 1970. Karen and Richard Carpenter had 12 Top Ten singles and released 17 albums during the 1970s that each sold over a million copies. The Carpenters have sold over 200 hundred million records up to date all over the world.
Awards 1970 Grammy awards for best contemporary vocal performance by a group, for "Close to You," and best new artist. 1970 Academy Award for best song, for "For All We Know." 1971 - Grammy award for best contemporary vocal performance by a group, for "Carpenters".
February 4, 1983, when Karen was found unconscious by her mother in her parents' home in Downey. That morning Karen died of heart failure caused by the long battle with the disease Anorexia Nervosa. Karen Anne Carpenter
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