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9781648960727

Carpenters The Musical Legacy

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  • ISBN13:

    9781648960727

  • ISBN10:

    1648960723

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-10-19
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
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Summary

Introduction by Richard Carpenter

The definitive biography of one of the most enduring and endeared recording artists in history—the Carpenters—is told for the first time from the perspective of Richard Carpenter, through more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews and some 200 photographs from Richard's personal archive, many never published.

After becoming multimillion-selling, Grammy-winning superstars with their 1970 breakthrough hit "(They Long to Be) Close to You," Richard and Karen Carpenter would win over millions of fans worldwide with a record-breaking string of hits including "We've Only Just Begun," "Top of the World," and "Yesterday Once More."

By 1975, success was taking its toll. Years of jam-packed work schedules, including hundreds of concert engagements, proved to be just too much for the Carpenters to keep the hits coming—and, ultimately, to keep the music playing at all. However, Richard and Karen never took their adoring public, or each other, for granted.

In Carpenters: The Musical Legacy, Richard Carpenter tells his story for the first time. With candor, heart, and humor, he sheds new light on the Carpenters' trials and triumphs—work that remains the gold standard for melodic pop. This beautifully illustrated definitive biography, with exclusive interviews and never-before-seen photographs, is a must-have for any Carpenters fan.

Author Biography

Mike Cidoni Lennox has logged 40 years as an entertainment journalist. He currently serves as a text writer and video producer for the Associated Press. Today, Mike lives in suburban Los Angeles with his husband Brian and their four-legged daughter Emmy.

Chris May is a longtime Carpenters expert and historian, as well as a 16-year moderator and contributor for the popular online Carpenters discussion forum at A&M Corner. Chris has over 25 years of experience in the music industry as a music director, arranger, producer and radio host. Today, Chris lives in the Palm Springs area with his wife Jozelle, and continues to work as a consultant, freelance music director and arranger.

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