May 15 was a bright day for Carpenters in 1971 when their single ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ was the highest new entry of the week on the Hot 100.
The duo’s self-titled third album is a superb piece of work, with hand-picked covers and equally striking originals.
‘Paul himself embodies the definition of what it means to be a warrior for music creators.’
A special playlist to celebrate the masterful song craft and recording brilliance of Richard and Karen Carpenter.
From timeless favourites to new holiday classics, the best Christmas soundtracks will get you in the holiday spirit all season long.
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.
Lewis Merenstein, whose most famous credit was producing Van Morrison's 1968 classic Astral Weeks, died on 6 September in New York at the of 81.
While music journalism can be biased, disposable or sink to self-indulgent waffle, it’s served as a fertile breeding ground for incisive, informed writers.
Grammy-winning writer, ASCAP president, artist and actor Paul Williams has been talking about his days of composing classic hits for the Carpenters.
After playing with Manfred Mann, Alexis Korner and the Wes Minster Five, Zoot Money bought the members of the Big Roll Band to London in December 1963.