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Little Girl Blue : The Life of Karen Carpenter (Reprint) (Paperback) (Randy L. Schmidt)

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An intimate profile of one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, this first full-length biography of Karen Carpenter details every aspect of her life, from her modest Connecticut upbringing and her rise to stardom in southern California to the real story of her tragic, untimely death. This illuminating depiction of a 1970s icon covers her time as lead singer of the Carpenters151;the top-selling American musical act of the decade151;and provides insight into their string of 16 consecutive top-20 hits, including "Close to You,"160;"We've Only Just Begun,""Top of the World,"160;and "Superstar," as well as a critical review of her aborted solo career. A behind-the-scenes look into the life of a superstar, from the prolific recordings and the relentless touring to the awards, fame, and fortune, this history also chronicles her struggle with anorexia nervosa and gives important new details from her autopsy that shed new light on her death at age 32. Groups such as Sonic Youth and the Corrs and artists including k. d. lang and Madonna have cited Karen Carpenter among their major influences, and this definitive biography, based on exclusive interviews with nearly 100 of160;her friends and associates, is a testament to her brief yet remarkable life.

An intimate profile of one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, this first full-length biography of Karen Carpenter details every aspect of her life, from her modest Connecticut upbringing and her rise to stardom in southern California to the real story of her tragic, untimely death. This illuminating depiction of a 1970s icon covers her time as lead singer of the Carpenters151;the top-selling American musical act of the decade151;and provides insight into their string of 16 consecutive top-20 hits, including "Close to You,"160;"We've Only Just Begun," "Top of the World,"160;and "Superstar," as well as a critical review of her aborted solo career. A behind-the-scenes look into the life of a superstar, from the prolific recordings and the relentless touring to the awards, fame, and fortune, this history also chronicles her struggle with anorexia nervosa and gives important new details from her autopsy that shed new light on her death at age 32. Groups such as Sonic Youth and the Corrs and artists including k. d. lang and Madonna have cited Karen Carpenter among their major influences, and this definitive biography, based on exclusive interviews with nearly 100 of160;her friends and associates, is a testament to her brief yet remarkable life.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 351
Genre: Music, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Composers + Musicians, Genres + Styles / Pop Vocal
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Author: Randy L. Schmidt
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2011
TCIN: 13645922
UPC: 9781569768181
Item Number (DPCI): 248-70-6862
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