As the third single from 'Passage' was released, 18 February 1978 brought Richard and Karen's one appearance on the country chart.
With the upcoming 'Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra', Richard Carpenter tells uDiscover the origin story of '(They Long To Be) Close To You'.
The album features Carpenter's new arrangements of the group's timeless, original vocal and instrumental tracks.
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.
The latest sales awards from UK industry body the BPI show that the Carpenters have struck gold again, with their 2000 compilation The Singles 1969-1981.
Now deleted, 'Live At The Palladium' was only released in the UK and Japan and is now something of a collectors' item for fans of Karen and Richard.
Hank’s original ‘Jambalaya (On The Bayou)’ made its US pop chart debut on 6 September 1952.