Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - The Carpenters

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In the early 1970s The Carpenters were one of the most sought-after acts in the world. According to their website they performed over 800 live concerts between 1971 and 1975 in addition to recording 10 albums and three number one singles. In the late 1970s they produced five television specials. That was an incredible workload.

During the 1970s The Carpenters were On Top of the World.

Driven by Richards compositions and harmony and powered by Karen’s deep sultry voice their music is easily recognizable and still sounds great 50 years later.

Although being known mostly as the lead singer, Karen, fancied herself as the groups drummer and wished to be known for her drumming skills.

I could have chosen any number of Carpenters songs for our article today but I chose Top of the World because it has such an upbeat sound. This video shows The Carpenters at The White House in 1973.

The musical group continued to be popular into the 1980s until Karen passed from complications of anorexia nervosa 1983. It was great loss to the music industry.

When you listen to this song it makes you smile and at the same time brings a little tear to your eye.

Here is Top of the World.


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Joseph Domino

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Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - the spirit of The Carpenters continues to live on in the greater Los Angeles area where their roots run deep.  

Jun 16, 2021 06:25 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I do remember enjoying their performances, and like Michael Jacobs mentionned, they are part of the Los Angeles spirit.  A

Jun 16, 2021 06:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love the Carpenters' "sound." I think to this day I know all the words to all their songs. Shame that she died so young.

Jun 16, 2021 06:50 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Loved the Carpenters and loved watching Karen play the drums! I have a drum kit myself!

Jun 16, 2021 09:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph,  I got lucky to see her in concert twice in the early 70's and she had talend and could play the drums


Jun 16, 2021 11:52 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Looks like you have been featuring lots of my favourite bands and singers...and the Carpenters were a wonderful sound.


Jun 16, 2021 01:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I loved The Carpenters and don't have one favorite!  I also love their Christmas music. 

Jun 16, 2021 06:27 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I've always been fond of the Carpenters.  And, I was heartbroken with Karen passed away!

Jun 17, 2021 09:29 PM