Synopsis by Mark Deming
Karen and Richard Carpenter were the cornerstones of one of the most enduring pop music acts of the 1970s, the Carpenters. This video program takes an in-depth look at their career, from their earliest performances in high school to Karen's tragic death. Features extensive interviews with Richard Carpenter and many musicians who worked with the duo, including Herb Alpert and Burt Bacharach. Also includes clips from their many TV appearances, including such songs as "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays," and "Goodbye to Love."
band [music group], duo, pop-music, singer