The Carpenters Live At The BBC 1971 (Full Show)

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    Karen Carpenter.....one of the best pop voices ever...imo...
     
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    Thanks for the post. Forgot how talented Karen and Richard were.
     
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    Yes lots of amazing talent between them

    And her voice !

    Much better examples out there than that vids I posted but that old skool live stuff is fun to visit
     
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    Oh my gosh....thanks for posting this!

    I've watched most of it sitting here with misty eyes through most of it...:cry:

    What a rush of memories from growing up.....
    Tunes written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David....as well as Paul Williams, Bonnie Bramlett, and Leon Russell.....

    Back in a time when THIS was included in the "Pop-Music" realm....opposed to the Jerk-Dancing, Airforce-Mic-Wearing-Pointy-Space-Bra-Sporting-Talentless HACKS that fill the media today.

    Karen had the voice of an angel......and Richard was stone cold cool running the keys and wonderful harmonies.

    "We've Only Just Begun" was THE wedding-song of the 70's for many.....except for those who chose EC and his 461 "Let It Grow" instead.....:D

    My Aunt Shirley owned all of their albums, at a time when I was listening to EC, Mad-Dogs & Englishmen, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, etc...

    The Carpenters music filled the lighter airwaves of the 70's Stereo-FM....

    Anyway....I hadn't seen this BBC concert so thanks so much for posting!
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    This is how I feel listening to this......

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    We've only just begun was taken from a TV commercial for a mortgage company.

    The drummer who took over for Karen was one of the original mousekateers on the Mickey Mouse club in the 50s., Cubby. Carl o'brian. On the MM club he'd do a drum solo about once a week. He went on to a successful career as a musician, playing for the carpenters, TV shows, Broadway.

    Karen was a great drummer as well, I was blown away when I saw her live in the 60s. Not only did she sing like an angel, she did it while playing drums, never missing a fill or changing her vocal phrasing. When I saw her she played drums for the whole show, Cubby came in later maybe 1970 and stayed with them until she passed.

    Too bad that was a lip sync performance, they were very good live.
     
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    Love it. I thought it was cheesy when I was a boy, but the Carpenters singing, songwriting and production is just phenomenal.

    Funny that Richard was playing along with an overdubbed Hammond on the first song. His avocado-green Wurlitzer just screams "'70s". A dear old friend of mine has a similar one -

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    I was thinking puke green, but yea, awesome piece. Most of these "console" electric pianos were sold to schools for piano labs. The black ones were considered the portable.
     
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    It wasn't considered cool by us rocker types back in the seventies to like the Carpenters ....but I think most of us secretly did anyway.

    Their recordings were beautifully made and that voice....

    To this day I can't resist stopping to listen when I hear Karen Carpenters voice. One of the truly great ones in any genre of music.
     
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    We've Only Just Begun... fond memories of a special time in a special place and a very special young lady (if you're familiar with any of the Davide Gates & BREAD songs you can figure out where that relationship with that special girl went... i.e.. "DIARY").:huh:dunno:brick:hide2 I still love that song though. In spite of the heartache and disappointment that was a rich/fulfilling era in my life.
     
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    You have to hate music not to like the Carpenters.

    That is how you melody.

    Yes, I just used that word as a verb.
     
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    Amazing talent and legendary songs.
     
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    They sure don't write songs like those anymore.
     
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    Thanks for posting!!!

    @Tom CT - I noticed that too. Richard playing the organ on a piano.

    So was that all lip synched? I noticed no audience shots at all.
     
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    I know this goes against the grain, but as much as I love the finely crafted tunes (and they are serious ear worms in a good way) just something about her voice gives me the willies. Even as a kid when I'd hear them on the radio, it would creep me out....

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    I have that exact same Wurly!
     

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