Carpenters | This Day In Music

Written by on October 15, 2020

Happy birthday to American record producer, arranger, pianist and composer Richard Carpenter The Carpenters, born 15 Oct 1946, who had the 1973 UK No.2 single 'Yesterday Once More' and the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Close To You'. The Carpenters 1972 hit 'Goodbye to Love' was one of the first pop ballads to have a fuzz guitar solo and influenced the development of the power ballad.

Carpenters | This Day In Music

Carpenters were one of the biggest-selling group’s of the 70s. Ten of their singles became million-sellers, and worldwide sales well exceeded 100 million.

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