Although his sister Karen Carpenter died this day over thirty years ago, brother Richard Carpenter continues to oversee the duos recordings. He's sort of in and out of the media now. Perhaps that will change when the Carpenters hit their 50th year anniversary in the music business. Certainly a duo this successful - the top American act of the 1970s- deserves a special commemorative compilation... with maybe a few of those unreleased songs from the vaults of A&M Records.
A 2013 photo with singer Petula Clark shows him looking good and quite happy with his life; a life that includes a wife, Mary, and five children.
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