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Carpenter, Richard Lynn

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Singer, Songwriter

1846 – He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, USA on the 15th of October.

1960 – The two attempted to launch a musical career but failed to gain a successful recording deal until the decade’s end.

1966 – In May, Karen joined Richard in attending a late-night session in the garage studio of L.A. bassist Joe Osborn, where Richard was to accompany an auditioning trumpet player.

1970 – Richard and Karen finally broke through with the release of the Burt Bacharach-Hal David song "(They Long to Be) Close to You", which rose to #1 and stayed atop the pop charts for four weeks.

1970-1971 – They won three Grammy Awards during their career (Best New Artist, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo, Group, or Chorus, for "Close to You" and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for the LP Carpenters in.

1973 – The Carpenters were voted Best Band, Duo, or Group (Pop/Rock) at the first annual American Music Awards.

1983 – On the morning of Friday, February 4, at the age of 32, Karen suffered cardiac arrest at her parents’ home in Downey and was taken to Downey Community Hospital,[4]) where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. Karen was planning to sign her divorce papers on the day she died.

         – On the 12th of October, the Carpenters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a few yards from the Kodak Theater. Richard, Harold, and Agnes Carpenter attended the inauguration, as did many fans.