The Carpenters

We've Only Just Begun
#2 in 1970


Richard Lynn was born on October 15, 1946, and Karen Anne followed on March 2, 1950.The Carpenters were the #1 selling American music act of the 1970s. During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, five of which contained top 10 singles. Richard had seen a television commercial for Crocker National Bank featuring a song entitled "We've Only Just Begun" written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols. Richard realized the song's hit potential when he heard it on television and three months after " Close To You" reached #1, Carpenters' version of "We've Only Just Begun" reached #2 .Their recording career ended with Karen's death in 1983 from cardiac arrest following complications of anorexia nervosa..
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