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Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (1997)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | TV Movie December 1997
Richard Carpenter and his friends in the music industry, talk about the success of the Carpenters and their impact on music.
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Richard Carpenter and his friends in the music industry, talk about the success of the Carpenters and their impact on music.

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Richard Carpenter: People then were saying well the Carpenters were an overnight success. No they weren't. It was "Close to You" that was an overnight success.
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Features Carpenters Very First Television Special (1976) See more »

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Bless The Beasts And Children
Written by Perry Botkin Jr. and Barry De Vorzon
Performed by The Carpenters
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Very touching, very moving tribute
17 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This PBS TV special chronicles the Carpenters legacy for the 14 years they were with A&M Records, and the course that was charted getting there. Richard Carpenter is very candid and open about Karen's anorexia, and even about his own chemical dependency problem in 1978. The show touches only very very briefly about his own solo career after Karen's death, which is sad because so few people are keenly aware of Richard's huge role in the Carpenters' success. Bonus materials include commercials for both candy and soda in the Orient and potato chips in Texas, an additional half hour of material not seen in the program, and their Nixon White House performance. Highly recommended for any Carpenters fan.


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