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Listen to Karen Carpenter sing "California Dreamin'" when she was 17

I don't like The Carpenters very much, but I just heard Karen Carpenter's 1967 demo version of "California Dreamin'," which she sang when she was only 17 and I love it. Features brother Richard's cool keyboards, too! From ObscureMedia: Richard Carpenter: From Joe's Studio, circa 1967. — Read the rest
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Driver Loses Control On Cap City Freeway, Crashes Into Fence And Light Pole

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A driver lost control and took out a fence and light pole on the Capital City Freeway on Christmas morning. The incident happened at around 9:30 a.m. near the Marconi Avenue off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol. (credit: Richard Carpenter) No other cars were involved in the crash and no one was hurt.
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The Artful Toy: Toy Piano Influencers and The Making of an Album

The Accidental Instrument I did not come to the toy piano deliberately. Instead, while doing research on John Cage, I went down a rather strange rabbit hole, where I stumbled across a wonderful instrument. The toy piano is an avant-garde musician’s dream. The toy piano is an avant-garde musician’s dream. It’s the accidental instrument that was never meant to see anything but oncoming erratic toddler movements; it was never meant to feel anything but the thumping of tiny fists and grubby finger...
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Richard, Rufus and Chick

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Richard Carpenter for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Richard, of course, is the surviving half of the Carpenters, the best-selling 1970s sunshine pop group. Richard's sister Karen died in 1983 at age 32 of heart failure brought on by anorexia nervosa. Richard and I talked about his early years growing up with Karen and how they became America's top pop group. I've been a big Carpenters fan since the early 1970s and...
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Eric, Nat and Sarah

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed chef Eric Ripert on growing up in France (go here). Several weeks ago, I went down to Eric's Manhattan restaurant, Le Bernardin, and we spent time in his office talking about childhood—how his mother helped him develop a refined pallet and the emotional issues he had to deal with after his parents divorced. [Photo of Eric Ripert at his Le Bernardin restaurant in Manhattan by Matt Furman for The Wall Street Journal ] SiriusXM. Last...
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The Carpenters' philharmonic makeover

Richard Carpenter explains how new album "Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" came about and how the classical arrangements enhance the band's music. (Dec. 21)            [Author: AP]
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John, Melvyn and Wanda

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed men's clothing designer and retailer John Varvatos for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). His designs always seem torn from the pages of rock magazines. John was born in a working-class suburb of Detroit and grew up listening to rock and thumbing through fan magazines. Which is how he developed an eye for the singular fashion trends of rock stars. After stints working for Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, and time spent a...
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Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

Before the first person pipes up and says, “what about that tribute album in the ’90s?,” I’ll take that on first. Yes, A&M Records released the multi-artist collection If I Were A Carpenter in the 1990s and it featured a host of artists who were, at that time, pretty notable. That album, however, was not fully intended to recast Carpenters as cool. At one earlier point, during the formation in the late-60s, Carpenters was more of a band but was later best known for the two siblings at its hel...
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most of which is not mine.

Saturday 9: I Won’t Last a Day without You (1972) 1) This song makes reference to rainbows. Have you seen one lately? About a month ago. 2) When Sam heard this song, it occurred to her that she wouldn’t last a day without a game of online Yahtzee. What little commonplace pleasure reliably brightens your day? Dogs 3) Richard Carpenter was emphatic that his group’s name was “Carpenters,” NO “the.” Whenever he hears the group referred to as “The Carpenters,” it gets on his nerves. What little comm...
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Major Labels Under Gun In The Carpenters, Sales v. Licensing Case

The age old dispute between artists and labels over digital download revenues is once again rearing its ugly head, with Richard Carpenter having recently audited his label A&M/Universal, revealing a rash of under-reported downloads. ___________________________ Guest Post by Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. The dispute between artists and labels over the income earned from digital downloads continues to rage. Traditionally, record labels sold physical copies of music mediums, like CDs, and ...
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The Carpenters sue Universal Music over unpaid royalties

Richard Carpenter has said he is owed at least $2m in royalties for the hits he recorded in The Carpenters.
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The Carpenters Sue Universal Music Over Digital Royalties

Richard Carpenter, representing the singer-songwriting duo The Carpenters, claims that Universal Music Group and A&M Records have only paid him and the estate of his sister, Karen, only a “miniscule fraction” of digital royalties owed to them, according to a lawsuit he filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday. The Carpenters contend that accountants... Read more »
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Surviving Carpenters member sues over digital royalties

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Grammy winner Richard Carpenter is suing over royalties he contends are owed from licensing "Carpenters" songs for online services such as Apple's iTunes.Carpenter filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior... [Author: [email protected]]
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VIDEO: Jim Caruso's Sixth Day of Christmas Featuring The Carpenters!

This ravishing song has an interesting history. The lyric was written in 1946 by a nineteen-year old Frank Pooler, as a gift to a girlfriend he was missing. Twenty years later, a nineteen-year old Richard Carpenter set it to music. In four years, this recording by The Carpenters went to 1, which it did for three consecutive holiday seasons. It sounds as fresh today as it did in 1970, partly because of Richard's lush arrangement and backup vocals, and that famous tenor sax solo. But honestly, it'...
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Twelve Songs That Changed the World, or at Least 1971

Rock & Roll nostalgia is hot. Since Keith Richards’s Life appeared in 2010 (and set the standard for rock books, by the way), a torrent of biographies, memoirs, and retrospectives have followed in its wake. Many have been excellent: Trouble Boys, Kill ‘Em and Leave, and The Sun and the Moon and the Rolling Stones are just three recent examples, and Never a Dull Moment: 1971: The Year That Rock Exploded by the venerable music journalist David Hepworth continues the hot streak. Hepworth, who was 2...
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A Life in Song: A Conversation With Burt Bacharach

A Conversation with Burt Bacharach Mike Ragogna: Burt, the title of your new Blu-ray is A Life In Song. That may sound like a magnanimous title, but after watching the program, it seems appropriate because of the impact you've had on music and culture. Burt Bacharach: I guess so. I think it's fine, I think it's a good title.  For me, you don't plan something like that. You don't plan that by writing this way for a certain amount of time or writing this kind of record that it's going to ...
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