Lunch Break Videos: Enjoying the music of the lovely Karen Carpenter on the anniversary of her passing
It was 33 years ago today that we lost Karen Carpenter far too soon.
She was just 32 when she died after struggling for many years with Anorexia.
What has been so amazing – and wonderful – is that not only has Karen absolutely never been forgotten, but her legions of fans have kept her music alive.
Last weekend, I was hanging with two of my besties at their home in Newport Beach and we got on a 70s music kick and started playing Elton John, Queen, Captain and Tennille and finally, The Carpenters. Once we got onto The Carpenters we just kept playing them one after another and singing at the top of our lungs (sorry neighbors!).
We did Top of the World, Please Mr. Postman, Rainy Days and Mondays, We’ve Only Just Begun and even Calling Occupants.
It was an absolute blast.
We are thankful Karen lived long enough to leave us such a treasure trove of superb music that we can continue to enjoy.
Here is some of it: