Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters
16th September 2024
The Carpenters had a string of hit singles and albums through the early 1970s. Richard heard "For All We Know" and saw the song's potential for the Carpenters and recorded it in the autumn of 1970. The track became the duo's third gold single, and later won an Oscar for "Best Original Song". On March 16, 1971, the duo received 2 Grammy Awards, winning Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus.
£200 – £300
Richard Carpenter – piano
Rolling Stone ranked the Carpenters No. 10 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.
Some of their hits include: (They Long To Be) Close To You; Yesterday Once More; Superstar; Top Of the World; Rainy Days And Mondays; Only Yesterday; Please Mister Postman; There’s A Kind Of Hush; Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft; Goodbye To Love; We’ve Only Just Begun; and Solitaire
Though they recorded as the Carpenters for just 13 years, Karen and Richard made a deep and lasting impact. A compilation of their hits topped the U.K. chart for seven weeks in 1990. A similar collection became the best-selling international release of 1996 in Japan.