Tribute to Karen Carpenter: 35th anniversary, 4th february 1983

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  1. Payton Cross

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    Today it is exactly 35 years ago that pop singer Karen Carpenter died of a heart attack due to the consequences of years of struggle against anorexia nervosa, many people of today still miss her beautiful warm voice, just like me.

    I still can not believe that it has been so long ago. therefore a nice tribute to this pop legend

    She was a class act lady to me.

    Karen Carpenter (March 2, 1950 - February 4, 1983)

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    This was Karen's final song she recorded in 1983 for their new album, but it was released until the end of 1983



     
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  2. Mel O'Drama

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    35 years?! Time really does fly.

    It's also the Carpenters' 50th Anniversary.




    Love a bit of Carpenters, and Now is one of Karen's most beautiful vocals.



    A few more favourites:








     
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    Karen's death really was such a shocking waste. So little was known about anorexia then, and the devastating repercussions it can have on the body. It was Karen's death that really brought much of that into the public eye.
     
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    Thanks @Mel O'Drama, I didn't know it their 50th anniversary also. i thought it would be next year, i really did get lost track of time. ;)

    I also love the song "Now" it's also one of my favorite Carpenters songs the album "Voice Of The Heart". :)

    Some nice choices, i love "Where Do I Go From Here" and "Solitaire" too. Karen's voice is so clear and strong in these songs.
     
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    I didn't realize that she was dead. :(
    But yeah I am sure people became more aware of Anorexia after she died from it. So tragic and she was just in her early 30s.
     
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    Yes, Karen was indeed to young when she died, but her legancy will live on forever.
     
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    Thanks @Payton Cross for starting this thread. Karen Carpenter is one of my favorite singers and I always enjoy her music. She, like others like Kate Bush, should be the pattern to follow for some "starlets" out there trying to be music stars...These are my two favorites of her (also featuring her brother, btw...) :

     
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    I really like this one:

     
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    Hi @Karin Schill, those two songs are really a masterpiece, great choice Karin ;)
     
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    I remember it well. I got into my friend's car and she started singing, "RDAMAGMD" facetiously.
     
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