Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Carpenters

Image from Lyrics Freak

Karen and Richard Carpenter were a sister and brother duo of singers who rose to fame with songs like We've Only Just Begun, Rainy Days and Mondays and Close to You.

During the seventies, the Carpenters sold sixty million records. After years of touring and dieting, a thin exhausted Karen went to hospital. Those close to her knew she was too thin, but back then, eating disorders were little understood and rarely discussed.

In 1980, Karen got involved in a disastrous marriage. A year after that, she filed for divorce, and in 1982, she collapsed and died of anorexia. She was 32.

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