September 22, 2024
Join us for something very special and very unique as, for the first time, Richard Carpenter tours The UK performing the hits of the Carpenters along with telling some amazing stories about how the songs were made and how with his sister, Karen, they became one of the most successful duos of all time.
They were the biggest-selling group of the ’70s. No fewer than ten of their singles went on to become million-sellers, and by 2020 combined worldwide sales of albums and singles well exceeded 150 million units. Yet the Carpenters were much more than creators of beautifully crafted and hugely successful hit records. Within the space of just a few years their unique and inimitable sound had brought a new dimension to the world of popular music. During their 14-year career they won 3 Grammy Awards, having been nominated 15 times in total.
They first performed together as a duo in 1966 and formed the jazz-oriented Richard Carpenter Trio. Then Richard and Karen signed as Carpenters to A&M Records in 1969. They achieved major success the following year with the hit singles “(They Long To Be) Close To You” and “We’ve Only Just Begun”.
This led to a string of hit singles and albums through the early 1970s, including, Yesterday Once More, Superstar, Top Of The World, Rainy Days And Mondays, Only Yesterday, Please Mister Postman, There’s A Kind Of Hush, Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft, Goodbye To Love and Solitaire, to name but a few.
Most of us will have been touched by one or more Carpenters songs at some point in our lives, now is our chance to hear from the man himself, the stories behind them.
Offer Price £95.00
per person to include return coach and Portsmouth Guildhall concert ticket.
Location: Dorking Halls.
Call 07771 793294 & ask for Neil,
or use our contact form to email me.