March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983
Karen Carpenter and her brother, Richard, formed the duo The Carpenters during the 1970’s. Karen’s voice has been one of my favorites since the first time I heard her sing, Close To You. Not only was she an extremely talented singer but she played a mean drum as well. Karen struggled with anorexia, an eating disorder, for many years. She died from heart failure most likely caused by anorexia at the age of 32.
Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter is a book about this remarkable woman.
Music By Karen Carpenter (The Carpenters)
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