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The Carpenters

The Carpenters were brother and sister Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter. Both grew up in Downey, California and were very musical at an early age. Richard Carpenter started his own instrumental band with his sister Karen called "The Richard Carpenter Trio." Richard played the piano and organized the music, and Karen played the drums. The ... See full bio »
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 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) ... (performer: "(They Long to Be) Close to You")
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 4 (2012) ... (performer: "(They Long to Be) Close to You" - uncredited)
 2012 Turn Back Time: The Family (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The 1970s (2012) ... (performer: "Rainy Days and Mondays")
 2012 Dark Shadows (performer: "Top of the World")
 2010 Shrek Forever After (performer: "Top of the World")
 2009 ...Sings The Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Help!")
 2009 Tsuma yo! Matsumoto sarin jiken: Hannin to yobarete... Kazoku wo mamori nuita 15 nen (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Top of the World", "Yesterday Once More" - uncredited)
 2009 America's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Audition Show #1 (2009) ... (performer: "(They Long to Be) Close to You - uncredited)
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (2008) ... (performer: "Close To You")
 2008 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tetzaveh (2008) ... (performer: "Rainy Days And Mondays")
 2007 The Simpsons Movie (performer: "(They Long to Be) Close to You")
 2007 1408 (performer: "We've Only Just Begun")
 2007 Ghost Rider (performer: "Superstar")
 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- World's Best Love Songs (2006) ... (performer: "Close To You")
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (performer: "We've Only Just Begun")
 2001 Koigashitai koigashitai koigashitai (TV Series) (performer: "Rainbow Connection")
 2001 Lukas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Rückspiegel (2001) ... (performer: "(They Long To Be) Close To You" - uncredited)
 2000 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Tenth Anniversary (2000) ... (performer: "Close to You" - uncredited)
 1997 Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Yesterday Once More", "Dancing In The Street", "Ticket To Ride", "(They Long To Be) Close To You", "We've Only Just Begun", "For All We Know", "Bless The Beasts And Children", "Rainy Days And Mondays", "Superstar", "Hurting Each Other", "Goodbye To Love", "Top Of The World", "Only Yesterday", "Merry Christmas Darling", "This Masquerade", "Touch Me When We're Dancing", "Hits Medley 76", "(A Place To) Hideaway", "Ave Maria", "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind")
 1996 High School High (performer: "Top Of The World")
 1996 Bat Yam - New York (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Kul Kalb Biji Yomo (1996) ... (performer: "Only Yesterday" - uncredited)
- Kum Hitnaera (1996) ... (performer: "Top of the World" - uncredited)
 1995 Tommy Boy (performer: "Superstar")
 1995 Carpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration (Video short) (performer: "Without A Song", "Superstar", "Rainy Days And Mondays", "Reason To Believe"', " (They Long To Be) Close To You", "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft", "Little Girl Blue", "Bless The Beasts And The Children", "We've Only Just Begun", "When I Fall In Love", "From This Moment On" - TV outtake)
 1994 In the Mouth of Madness (performer: "WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Naar De Maan (1992) ... (performer: "For All We Know" - uncredited)
 1990 The Spirit of '76 (performer: "Top Of The World")
 1989 Worth Winning (performer: "We've Only Just Begun")
 1989 The Experts (performer: "(They Long To Be) Close To You")
 1989 The Karen Carpenter Story (TV Movie) (performer: "Rainy Days and Mondays", "All of My Life", "I'll Be Yours", "Don't Be Afraid", "Eve", "(They Long to Be) Close to You", "We've Only Just Begun", "Love is Surrender", "Superstar", "A Song For You", "You're the One", "Top of the World", "For All We Know", "This Masquerade", "Where Do I Go From Here?", "Now", "A Song For You Reprise")
 1986 Knight Rider (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Scent of Roses (1986) ... (writer: "For All We Know")
 1985 Hand in Hand (performer: "Fun, Fun, Fun", "The End of the World")
 1985 Better Off Dead... (performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus")
 1985 Carpenters: Yesterday Once More (Video) (performer: "We've Only Just Begun", "Those Good Old Dreams", "Superstar", "Rainy Days And Mondays", "All You Get From Love Is A Love Song", "Top Of The World", "Ticket To Ride", "Only Yesterday", "Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft", "Beechwood 4-5789", "Touch Me When We're Dancing", "Hurting Each Other", "Please Mr. Postman", "There's A Kind Of Hush", "(They Long To Be) Close To You")
 1976-1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 November 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft")
- Episode dated 20 October 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "Calling Occupants of Interplanetery Craft")
- Episode dated 8 April 1976 (1976) ... (performer: "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)")
 1977 Kottan ermittelt (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Der Geburtstag (1977) ... (performer: "Solitaire")
 1976 Carpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) (performer: "We've Only Just Begun", "Top Of The World", "(They Long To Be) Close To You", "I Can Dream, Can't I?", "Rainy Days And Mondays / Superstar" - Medley, "Good Vibrations", "Sing / Close To You / For All We Know / Ticket To Ride / Only Yesterday / I Won't Last A Day Without You / Goodbye To Love" - Hits Medley '76, "Strike Up The Band", "Poems Prayers & Promises", "Coming Through the Rye")
 1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie) (performer: "We've only just begun/ For all we know", "Love is Surrender")
 1972 The 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Bless the Beasts and the Children")
 1971 Bless the Beasts & Children (performer: "Bless the Beasts and Children")
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Album: "As Time Goes By" (2001)

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