The Campaign For DA

2.14.2007

The Carpenters



I stumbled across a PBS documentary on the The Carpenters tonight. It occurred to me how many "young people" probably aren't familiar with the duo and Karen's death from anorexia at age 32. (An interesting scene showed a clip from the Grammy's where Shirley Jones and David Cassidy handed them an award in the early 70s.)

I have the strangest, yet distinct, memory of being at the Bridgeport Municipal Pool one summer and hearing the newly released "Rainy Days and Mondays" coming over the very cheap speaker system. After looking up the songs release date, that probably would have been the summer of 1971. Oh, my.