The duo's version of the song outdid the one by its writer, Dave Mason.
The peerless guitarist passed away on September 18, 1970, but his legacy is felt to this day.
The breathtaking depth of the country star's catalogue means that distilling his finest work into a single playlist is a tall order.
Hank’s original ‘Jambalaya (On The Bayou)’ made its US pop chart debut on September 6, 1952.
Bonnie Bramlett and Leon Russell’s evocative 1969 composition had history even before the Carpenters recorded their version.
Despite the departure of Dave Mason, Traffic were a band again, returning in 1970 with an acclaimed fourth LP.
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.
Their sixth LP included such signature songs as 'Please Mr. Postman,' 'Only Yesterday' and 'Solitaire.'
Proceeds from the song will benefit the Roots of Music, an organization that empowers the youth of New Orleans.
The duo's place in the pop firmament was so assured that they could approach their fourth album as a broad-based concept record.
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.
Following the phenomenal success their album Close to You, Richard and Karen Carpenter notched another No.2 album with their self-titled album Carpenters.
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.