'40/40' Celebrates The Carpenters' 1969 Debut
It's been 40 years since the hit brother-sister duo The Carpenters signed with A&M Records and released their debut album, Offering
. With top hits such as "Close to You", "We've Only Just Begun" and "Yesterday Once More", The Carpenters became the best-selling U.S. music act of the 1970s. Karen Carpenter died in 1983.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the duo's 1969 debut, Richard Carpenter has produced a two-CD set called 40/40
: 40 digitally remastered recordings of the duo's best-loved songs.
He joins Fresh Air
for a conversation about the compilation, about his late sister and about their storied career.
Listen to the interview or read the transcript here. I just love the Carpenters.