Do you know what 'Ticket To Ride' was originally titled? Test your knowledge with uDiscover's Carpenters music quiz.
Often pigeon-holed as AOR, Carpenters were actually musical mavericks, thanks to Richard Carpenter’s forward-thinking arrangements and Karen’s unique voice.
'Ticket to Ride' is the least well known of all the Carpenters' albums, but it is pure gold, full of wonderful harmonies and great songs.
Carpenters’ 'Passage' was a victim of timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
Get in the holiday spirit with this classic Christmas playlist featuring Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Peggy Lee & many more.
50 years ago, A&M Records co-founder Herb Alpert sent Richard and Karen Carpenter a personal message that had far greater meaning than just a few words on the page...
‘Goodbye To Love’ by the Carpenters is the original power ballad. It became the template for countless other ballads that followed.
‘Herb Alpert Is…’ features Questlove, Sting, Quincy Jones and a host of other influential artists and producers discussing the legacy and continued philanthropic work of the cultural icon.
In a world of glitter, glam, prog, rock and myriad styles of music, Carpenters followed their own musical mantra, one where harmony, love of the old songs and melody reigned supreme.
Greatest hits collections are very often big sellers, and for obvious reasons, but few have been as successful as the Carpenters’ The Singles 1969–1973.
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, with Richard Carpenter himself at the helm, the Carpenters orchestral album make the duo’s classic songs richer.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
Dragon was a frequent collaborator with the Beach Boys before joining forces with Toni Tennille.
The great musician is said to have played on over 200 top 40 hits, including 'Bridge Over Troubled Water,' 'Close To You' and 'MacArthur Park.'
With the upcoming 'Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra', Richard Carpenter tells uDiscover the origin story of '(They Long To Be) Close To You'.
From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Queen to Sex Pistols, Billie Holiday to Bob Marley – and more – uDiscover Music looks at the best box sets of 2017.