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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.

4 comments:

m&m said...

They were awesome. She had one the most beautiful voices, perfect tone. I have their greatest hits and listen to them alot.

mzchief said...

To Barry...
How did YOU find the PBS channel? PBS does NOT broadcast sports.

*;)

Anonymous said...

I bet Rainy Days and Mondays still bring you down huh Barry.

Anonymous said...

I saw the PBS special, too. Soooo much better than "Lost." They were terrific. She died at age 32 and still produced so many great tunes - some by others some she wrote herself.