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Karen Carpenter

Karen Carpenter

American singer and drummer
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Karen Carpenter moved with her family to Downey, California, in 1963. Karen's older brother, Richard Carpenter, decided to put together an instrumental trio with him on the piano, Karen on the drums and their friend Wes Jacobs on the bass and tuba. In a battle of the bands at the Hollywood Bowl in 1966, the group won first place and landed a contract with RCA Records.Wikipedia
BornMarch 2, 1950
HometownNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Net worth$6 million
Height5'4" (1.63m)
SpouseThomas Burris
ParentsAgnes Reuwer Tatum, Harold Bertram Carpenter
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  • Meet jazz’s answer to Taylor Swift. The 24-year-old Iceland-Chinese singer-songwriter Laufey Lín Bing Jónsdóttir (known simply as Laufey, pronounced Lov-vey) marries Gen Z lyrical wryness to the song structures and nimble rhythms of the Great American Songbook, like a cross between Astrud Gilberto and Billie Eilish.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Make Your Own Kind of Music
Make Your Own Kind of Music
1h
1971

Albums

Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter
1996

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