From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
Motown Records was a huge inspiration for The Beatles in their early days, but the influence ran both ways, as the best Motown Beatles covers reveal.
Released on 13 April 1974, 'I Won’t Last A Day Without You', was the Carpneters' 14th single to make the Billboard Hot 100.
‘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.
You may not know they exist, but the best music arrangers can lift a song to new heights, making all the difference to whether it’s a hit or not.
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.”
Released in October 1983, Carpenters’ ’Voice Of The Heart’ is a posthumous release that captured the deep beauty in Karen Carpenter’s voice.
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'.
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