Karen Carpenter would have been 60 years old today. Oh, how I love listening to the beautiful music she and her brother Richard made together! I'm sure you must remember this song, "We've Only Just Begun". I think the whole world loved it:
I was happy to find these two pieces of sheet music recently at a thrift store:
I bought this 45, "(They Long To Be) Close To You", back in 1970. I loved this song then, and I still love it today. It's absolutely beautiful, written by the fabulous Burt Bacharach and Hal David, with the arrangement by Richard Carpenter:
And I have also had this record since the 70's. Love it, too. But then, I am happy to listen to their melodious tones anytime, anywhere:
In a way, it does seem like "Only Yesterday" when they made numerous TV appearances. The enormously talented Richard Carpenter is still here, and we will always have the legacy of their beautiful pairing of voices, so that we may continue to enjoy their lovely catalog of recordings forever.