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Friday, March 2, 2012

Old School Friday - Karen Carpenter

Happy Friday!!  Today is the birthday of Karen Anne Carpenter.  Karen Carpenter was a Caucasian American, singer and drummer, she was also the female half of the singing sibling duo "The Carpenters".  Karen was born on March 2, 1950 in New Haven Connecticut and she died on February 4, 1983 in Downey, California from heart failure.  Karen's heart failure was a direct result of her long time fight with anorexia nervosa.  She was 32 years old when she died.  Karen along with her brother Richard, had several major hits in the 1970's, such as "We've Only Just Begun" and "Close To You".  In the early 1970's the Carpenters received two Grammy Awards.  To learn more about Karen Carpenter go HERE and HERE.

We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters

Close To You - The Carpenters

Superstar - The Carpenters

Though this last song was a mild hit for the Carpenters it was a bigger hit by Luther Vandross.

Superstar - Luther Vandross

Be Blessed Today!

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