Their sixth LP included such signature songs as 'Please Mr. Postman,' 'Only Yesterday' and 'Solitaire.'
The duo's place in the pop firmament was so assured that they could approach their fourth album as a broad-based concept record.
Following the phenomenal success their album Close to You, Richard and Karen Carpenter notched another No.2 album with their self-titled album Carpenters.
The sibling duo brilliantly combined the past and the present with their fifth album, ‘Now & Then.'
A small selection from the stunning archives of a truly great record label.
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.
'I Just Fall In Love Again,' from the Carpenters' 'Passage' album, was also recorded by Dusty and then by the Canadian star.
A special playlist to celebrate the masterful song craft and recording brilliance of Richard and Karen Carpenter.
As the third single from 'Passage' was released, 18 February 1978 brought Richard and Karen's one appearance on the country chart.
Thirteen years after the Marvelettes' original, Richard and Karen Carpenter's cover of 'Please Mr. Postman' became their third US No. 1.
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.'
A look at one of his most-recorded numbers, with the help of the late, great Leon himself.
Artists have always tried to go one better than Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, the song that arguably defines the holiday season like no other.
In remembrance of the much revered Grammy Award winner and member of the Roll and Roll Hall of Fame.