Carpenters

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 […]

10 Oct 1970, The Carpenters were at No.2 on the US singles chart with 'We've Only Just Begun.' The song was originally recorded by Smokey Roberds, under the name "Freddie Allen", and was used in a wedding-themed television commercial for Crocker National Bank in California in 1970. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/carpenters/ Carpenters | This Day In Music Carpenters […]

25 July 1970, The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(They Long To Be) Close To You'. The first of three US No.1's and 17 other Top 40 hits. The song was written in 1963 by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and was first offered to Herb […]

25th January 1975, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of The Marveletts 1961 hit ‘Please Mr. Postman’. The song is notable as the first Motown song to reach the No.1 position on the Billboard singles chart late 1961. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/carpenters/ Carpenters | This Day In Music What happened on […]

1st Dec 1973, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Top Of The World', becoming the duo's second of three No.1 singles, following '(They Long to Be) Close to You' and preceding 'Please Mr. Postman.' Country singer Lynn Anderson covered the song and her version became her first hit when it […]

10th Oct 1970, The Carpenters were at No.2 on the US singles chart with 'We've Only Just Begun.' The song was originally recorded by Smokey Roberds, under the name "Freddie Allen", and was used in a wedding-themed television commercial for Crocker National Bank in California in 1970.https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/carpenters/ Carpenters | This Day In Music What happened […]

25th July 1970, The Carpenters started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(They Long To Be) Close To You'. The first of three US No.1's and 17 other Top 40 hits. The song was written in 1963 by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and was first offered to Herb […]

25th January 1975, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of The Marveletts 1961 hit ‘Please Mr. Postman’. The song is notable as the first Motown song to reach the No.1 position on the Billboard singles chart late 1961. More on The Carpenters: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/the_carpenters The Carpenters During their 14-year […]

1st Dec 1973, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Top Of The World', becoming the duo's second of three No.1 singles, following '(They Long to Be) Close to You' and preceding 'Please Mr. Postman.' Country singer Lynn Anderson covered the song and her version became her first hit when it […]


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