May 17, 2010
May 17, 2010
Describes the childhood and music career of the lead singer of the Carpenters, a popular singing duo in the 1970s, and her early death from heart failure, the result of years of suffering with anorexia nervosa.
As the frontwoman and often drummer for the wildly popular duo the Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was one of the most famous and successful musicians in America during the 1970s. She learned to play music hanging around with her older brother, Richard, and in her high school band classes in Connecticut. Randy L. Schmidt tells Carpenter's story from these prosaic beginnings, following the singer through her most triumphant successes and most intimate moments of despair. Readers will gain insights into the disease that led to her tragic death at the age of 32, while also learning about the love for performing and music that kept her in it to the end.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Music
Sub-Genre: Composers + Musicians, Genres + Styles / Pop Vocal
- Genre: Music, Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Genres + Styles / Pop Vocal, Composers + Musicians
- Language: English
- Release Date: May 17, 2010
- Author: Randy L. Schmidt
- Online Item #: 12689017
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-6919
- ISBN: 9781556529764
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported