15 May 1971 was a bright day for Carpenters when their single ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ was the highest new entry of the week on the Hot 100.
Whether they supported each other or had epic falling outs, here are some of our favourite musical sibling groups that have forged music history together.
A special playlist to celebrate the masterful song craft and recording brilliance of Richard and Karen Carpenter.
Combining groove with a sense of songcraft, drummers are the driving force of any group. Here we present the best female drummers of all time.
As the third single from 'Passage' was released, 18 February 1978 brought Richard and Karen's one appearance on the country chart.
Nearly seven years after Karen Carpenter's death, the group's devotees were able to hear a whole disc of unreleased material, on the album 'Lovelines.'
Perfect for the holiday season, Carpenters’ ‘Christmas Portrait’ is a timeless record that only gets better with each passing holiday.
Often pigeon-holed as AOR, Carpenters were actually musical mavericks, thanks to Richard Carpenter’s forward-thinking arrangements and Karen’s unique voice.
The album features Carpenter's new arrangements of the group's timeless, original vocal and instrumental tracks.
Carpenters’ 'Passage' album was a victim of its own timing. Released in October 1977 when the world was going punk, Carpenters still made the plushest pop.
Released in October 1983, Carpenters’ ’Voice Of The Heart’ is a posthumous release that captured the deep beauty in Karen Carpenter’s voice.
Written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody, ‘Solitaire’ is one of those much-covered songs, but the Carpenters' version for their album Horizon might be the best.
The album included some fine later-period Carpenters moments and, as always, those incredible Richard & Karen harmonies.
The duo's place in the firmament of pop music was so assured that they were able to approach their fourth album as a broad-based concept record.
A&M/UMe will celebrate one of the best-loved melodic pop acts with the 17 November 2017 release of the 12LP Carpenters Vinyl Collection box set.