Carpenters

Los Angeles, California, USA. Karen Carpenter (b. 2 Mar 1950, d. 4 Feb 1983 of a heart attack brought on by anorexia nervosa) and Richard Carpenter (b. 15 Oct 1946) were brother and sister from New Haven, Connecticut; former members of Spectrum.
Label: A&M
Musicians: Karen Carpenter (vcls); Richard Carpenter (kbds, vcls)
Producers: Jack Daugherty
Writers: Burt Bacharach/Hal David
AMS 800 (They Long To Be) Close To You 29 Aug 1970 43-38-31-15-14-6-8-6-11-14-20-29-35-33-45-49-45-43 Pts: 252
    Original: Dionne Warwick (LP, 1963)  
AMLS 63502 The Carpenters LP 16 Oct 1971 27-18-31-32-12-13-24-25-30-14-11-15 Pts: 55
    15 Jan 1972 35-xx-43-xx-17-38-17-27-29-29-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-42 Pts: 34
    17 Mar 1973 40-38-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-38-xx-xx-xx-38-xx-xx-39-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-45-32-48-49-50 Pts: 27
    9 Mar 1974 40-xx-45 Pts: 6
Writers: Paul Williams/Roger Nichols
AMS 7023 I Won't Last A Day Without You/Goodbye To Love 7 Oct 1972 22-18-11-11-9-15-15-22-27-42 Pts: 163
Producers: Richard Carpenter/Karen Carpenter
AMLH 63519 Now And Then LP 23 Jun 1973 16-23-6-9-10-4-4-4-4-3-2-4-5-4-6-10-9-11-8-10-12-13-16-14-14-27-39-27 Pts: 235
    sales: 80000  
    12 Jan 1974 40-28-20-29-40-16-14-16-10-14-9-11-11-9-25-16-9-10-19-27-17-17-22-39-30-39-46-31-34-36-40-36-xx-40-xx-xx-xx-xx-49 Pts: 148
    25 Jan 1975 48 Pts: 2
Writers: Richard Carpenter/John Bettis
AMS 7073 Yesterday Once More 30 Jun 1973 47-34-26-12-7-5-2-2-4-4-16-22-27-30-36-43-50 Pts: 372
    sales: 250000  
Producers: Richard Carpenter/Karen Carpenter/Jack Daugherty
AMS 7086 Top Of The World 13 Oct 1973 36-19-9-5-7-9-14-17-20-27-27-27 Pts: 214
    sales: 250000  
    12 Jan 1974 31-31-33-45-50 Pts: 38
AMLH 63610 The Singles 1969-1973 LP 12 Jan 1974 20-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-2-2-2-2-1-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-4-3-5-5-8-7-8-7-10-14-11-11-11-16-22-11-11-13-13-7 Pts: 757
    sales: 300000  
    11 Jan 1975 4-11-6-7-7-11-8-3-12-7-5-15-17-23-19-15-11-5-5-9-8-10-13-15-15-9-13-16-16-17-11-12-10-15-12-18-16-13-18-26-28-25-24-21-20-29-35-32-29-24-24 Pts: 315
    10 Jan 1976 15-36-xx-xx-xx-42-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-46-xx-37 Pts: 17
    26 Mar 1977 50 Pts: 2
    12 Feb 1983 98 Pts: 1
    13 Jan 1990 31-30-36-40-50-52-64-68 Pts: 19
Writers: Paul Williams/Roger Nichols
AMS 7111 I Won't Last A Day Without You 1 Jun 1974 46-32-34-39-45 Pts: 36
Musicians: Karen Carpenter (vcls); Richard Carpenter (kbds, vcls)
Producers: Richard Carpenter/Karen Carpenter
Writers: Brian Holland/Freddy Gorman
AMS 7141 Please Mr Postman 11 Jan 1975 39-25-15-8-2-3-3-6-14-27-39-47 Pts: 283
    Original: Marvelettes (Oct 1961)  
Producers: Richard Carpenter
Writers: Richard Carpenter/John Bettis
AMS 7159 Only Yesterday 12 Apr 1975 40-28-18-14-7-10-14-26-39-48 Pts: 144
Producers: Richard Carpenter/Karen Carpenter
AMLK 64530 Horizon LP 14 Jun 1975 5-1-1-2-1-1-1-2-2-3-6-3-4-5-8-9-10-14-18-27-30-27-44-49-42-xx-47-43-39 Pts: 303
    10 Jan 1976 43 Pts: 3
Label: Hamlet
AMLP 8001 Ticket To Ride LP 9 Aug 1975 33 Pts: 3
Label: A&M
Musicians: Karen Carpenter (vcls); Richard Carpenter (kbds, vcls)
Producers: Richard Carpenter/Karen Carpenter
AMLK 64581 A Kind Of Hush LP 19 Jun 1976 10-3-5-9-9-11-15-18-18-30-39-38-40-44 Pts: 83
AMLK 64703 Passage LP 24 Sep 1977 38-13-12-21-19-22-26-33-35-50-xx-50 Pts: 42
Producers: Richard Carpenter
Writers: L. M. Carpenter/Helen Benson
AMS 7318 Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft 1 Oct 1977 49-26-18-11-10-9-10-16-17 Pts: 156
AMLT 19748 The Singles 1974-1978 LP 18 Nov 1978 18-4-2-2-3-3-5 Pts: 95
    13 Jan 1979 5-12-14-31-27-44-61-51-69-72-69 Pts: 38
    13 Jan 1990 47-46-50-58-62-67 Pts: 10
    22 Feb 1997 185  
Producers: Richard Carpenter
AMLX 64954 Voice Of The Heart LP 8 Oct 1983 11-6-6-7-8-13-18-20-20-18-30-34-34 Pts: 77
    sales: 100000  
    14 Jan 1984 80-80-xx-82-86-xx-xx-xx-90 Pts: 5
Label: EMI
Producers: Richard Carpenter/Karen Carpenter/Jack Daugherty
SING 1 Yesterday Once More LP 13 Oct 1984 47-13-15-14-11-11-13-11-11-10-13-15 Pts: 65
    sales: 100000  
    12 Jan 1985 29-42-44-57-57-79-xx-75-65-69-xx-xx-xx-xx-96 Pts: 19
    27 Sep 1986 82-74-78 Pts: 3
Label: A&M
Producers: various
AMA 1990 Only Yesterday LP 24 Mar 1990 5-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1-3-7-10-6-12-13-15-17-13-15-16-19-22-28-25-25-29-29-39-43-57-57-63-61-59-62-53-21-17-18-17-20 Pts: 336
    sales: 600000  
    12 Jan 1991 22-28-30-40-44-52-69-61-52-66-xx-74-xx-xx-71-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-72-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-74 Pts: 48
    28 Mar 1992 32-37-51-70 Pts: 15
    16 Jan 1993 15-17-28-31-34-33-47-73-61-xx-58-xx-xx-73-xx-xx-xx-xx-67-69-xx-xx-xx-74 Pts: 68
    14 Jan 1995 157-140-xx-154-147-148-xx-xx-xx-187-91-112-147-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-124-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-149-109-113-120 Pts: 1
    3 Feb 1996 151-117-117-xx-xx-172-133-xx-xx-186-95-115-148-144-128-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-131-28-31-29-42-50-69-117-135-157-139-138-86-71-71-77-82-82-92 Pts: 36
    11 Jan 1997 128-131-161-162-149-117-xx-xx-153-177-194-xx-xx-195-169-xx-137-97-95-99-114-127-110-163-190-xx-xx-197-195-189-193-133-111-122-124-134-144-132 Pts: 3
540251 2 Interpretations LP 14 Jan 1995 59-117 Pts: 2
    sales: 100000  
Producers: Richard Carpenter/Karen Carpenter/Jack Daugherty
54 0838 2 Love Songs LP 15 Nov 1997 53-47-57-64-70-70-73 Pts: 15
    sales: 100000  
    10 Jan 1998 181-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-191-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-171-xx-xx-xx-187-85-63-94-133-178 Pts: 4
    22 Apr 2000 185-194  
Producers: Carpenter/Daugherty/Carpenter
4908652 Gold - Greatest Hits LP 2 Dec 2000 23-24-21-21-28 Pts: 45
    sales: 300000  
    13 Jan 2001 31-42-46-48-32-29-42-64-74-81-57-89-113-130-163-99-137-113-123-132-196-181-159-xx-xx-xx-138-117-125-127-124-127-119-121-143-150-159-193-xx-155-177-168-125-108-107-116-127-132-141-149 Pts: 25
    31 Aug 2002 23-29-40-58 Pts: 13
      17-4-17-24-38-61 Pts: 38

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