Re: [Classic_Rock_Forever] Does anybody else love Karen Carpenter ??


I remember all those hits from the radio when I was a kid, they ok, but one day I was in a record shop and for 99 cents was the cassette tape of The Carpenters tribute, "If I Were a  Carpenter", so I grabbed it, and it is great! My favorite on there is Grant Lee Buffalos version of We've Only Just Begun, in fact it is in my MP3 also. Anyone else familiar with that tribute album and if so what you think of it?
And since you also mentioned Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons, when I was living in Las Vegas (same place as the above mentioned record shop) I saw the show "Jersey Boys" absolutely fantastic! Best stage show I have ever seen and I also saw "Phantom" there 4 times too! That show is a must! Anyone seen it? "Phantom" is the best production I have seen, stage, costuming, theatre etc, but the story and the 4 lead performances in "Jersey Boys" makes that show my favorite ever stage show!
In a message dated 3/11/2012 5:55:28 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Karen was the beautifully gifted singer/musician with a 10,000 megawatt smile. John Lennon once told her that he loved her voice !

I just love her voice and her music. Karen wasn't a rock singer but she definitely was a great rock 'n roll drummer and some of her music could be categorized as borderline rock 'n roll because it did incorporate some of the elements of rock music. The guitar lick from "goodbye to love" is an absolutely brilliant piece of music and imho it compares favorably to anything that was ever put out by George Harrison. About myself: I'm a fifty-something who grew up during the heyday of the rock era and I would love to share some of my favorite YouTube videos of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and the Bee Gees. Karen is my favorite musician of the rock era, and I would love to meet others who love her too. OE.

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