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The Carpenters

The Carpenters were a 1970s light pop duo, consisting of Karen Carpenter[?] and her brother Richard. Both sang, and Richard played the piano. Karen also played the drums.

Their musical partnership came to an end with Karen's death through anorexia.

Several of their songs have gone some way to becoming standards. In particular, "Close to you" is frequently murdered in karaoke bars.



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