The Untold Story Of The Carpenters

The Carpenters was an American band made up of siblings, Karen and Richard Carpenter, that formed in 1969. Together, they created a sound of vocal and instrumental bliss that did exceedingly well all over the world, with many instantly recognizing their number one singles from the 70’s.

But there is much more than what meets the eye when it comes to the duo. In fact, they each experienced their own trials and tribulations, and for Karen – one of them caused her ultimate demise.

Read the untold story of Karen and Richard Carpenter, here.

In The Beginning

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Richard Lynn Carpenter was born in 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut, and a short two years later, Karen Anne Carpenter was born. The siblings, despite their small age gap, did not get along very well and each had their own separate interests and hobbies. Richard proved to be more of an introvert, while Karen was extroverted and outgoing.

Teen Years

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Karen and Richard moved with their parents to Los Angeles, California when Karen was 13, and Richard, 15. It was then that the pair began experimenting with music and instruments. Karen realized that she had a passion for the drums, while Richard loved the piano and writing lyrics. And it was their mutual interest in music that brought the two siblings closer together.