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Karen Carpenter

American singer and musician

Karen Carpenter

American singer and musician
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birthday
2nd
March, 1950
Death
4th
February, 1983
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer who, along with her elder brother Richard, was part of the duo the Carpenters. She was praised for her three-octave contralto vocal range and drumming abilities. Her struggles with eating disorders would later raise awareness of anorexia and body dysmorphia.
Carpenter was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and moved to Downey, California, in 1963 with her family. She began to study the drums in high school and joined the Long Beach State choir after graduating. After several years of touring and recording, Carpenters were signed to A&M Records in 1969, achieving commercial and critical success throughout the 1970s. Initially, Carpenter was the band’s full-time drummer, but gradually took the role of frontwoman as drumming was reduced to a handful of live showcases or tracks on albums. While Carpenters were on hiatus in the late 1970s, she recorded a solo album, which was released years after her death.
Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, which was little-known at the time. Her death from heart failure at age 32, related to complications of her illness, led to increased visibility and awareness of eating disorders. Her work continues to attract praise, including appearing on Rolling Stone’s 2010 list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.

instruments played
drums
Vocals
Associated Acts

The Carpenters Richard Carpenter

Birth Name

Karen Anne Carpenter

Genres

Pop easy listening soft rock jazz

Occupations

Singer musician

Origin

Downey, California, U.S.

Spouses

Thomas Burris (m. 1980; sep 1981)

Years Active

1968 1983

Name

Karen Carpenter

Nationality

United States of America

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