A very, very, rare and sad photograph of Karen Carpenter. Many folks have commented that she was not in any shape to be promoting her solo disc a few years earlier, but it's clear from this photograph that the beloved singer was in equally bad shape and shouldn't have been on the road to promote their last release before her death, Made in America.
A&M Records and Richard Carpenter were no doubt without an idea how to help Karen as she wasted away. She may be gone, but her golden voice lives on forever. I hope a whole new generation discovers the duo's music when Carpenters 50th Anniversary is celebrated next year.