The version below is better audio quality and has very interesting still photos:
Monday, December 04, 2017
TICKET TO RIDE - THE CARPENTERS
I recently watched one of those PBS/Colorado Public TV fundraisers that featured the Carpenters. It was quite nostalgic, remembering their popular songs, and it also reminded me of how great Karen was. Richard tends toward self-aggrandizement, and he did make some interesting arrangements, but it was Karen's voice that made them stars. As the Wiki entry notes: The Carpenters was an American vocal and instrumental duo of Karen (1950–
1983) and Richard Carpenter
(b. 1946). They produced a distinct soft musical style, combining
Karen's contralto vocals with Richard's arranging and composition skills." I was particularly struck with their rendition of the Beatles Ticket to Ride. Turn it up and enjoy!