Richard must have known that eventually it would all leak out, so along with a change of heart about the recordings, Karen Carpenter's one and only solo album finally saw the light of day. As with all pending releases, I watched the Billboard magazine articles and called A&M Records several times to confirm the release date.
(And I want to thank Harry from the great A&M Corner for this sepia toned scan above.
The Still Crazy After All These Years singer will be 75 when his European tour wraps up this fall, and he then plans to travel for a year.
His wife, musician Edie Brickell, 50, will accompany him depending on her work schedule, he said.
The Carpenters had started doing tours and live performances in the late 1960s but their commercial success and fame came in the 1970s.
In the initial stages of her career, Karen used to be more of a drummer but later on she took the role of the lead vocalist as well.