ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Choose Music - One CD - With Karen Carpenter I would Take to a Deserted Desert Island

Updated on January 26, 2018
agvulpes profile image

A passionate lover of his native Australia, Peter loves to share with the world the wonders of this beautiful Country called Australia.

My Favorite Music, is this what you would take to a desert island?

Friends and yours truly were listening to some great music. Namely The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter is my all time favorite female singer. Sitting around the old campfire celebrating my birthday (actually it was a Patio heater), getting too old for this outdoor kind of stuff, and our thoughts and conversions got around to the old desert island thing. You know, if you were marooned on a desert island and were only allowed to take one of a certain thing, what would you take?.

The subject which created the most heat (excuse the pun) was music.

You should try it if the parties getting a bit dull.

More specifically we narrowed it down to:- You are only permitted to take one cd and you have to nominate the name of the CD.

So we all selected our Cd's and you know what , there was not two the same not even by the same performer.

What would you select

OK here's the deal:- If you can pick the CD album that I chose and I'll give you a clue in a tick, you will get a prize. Yes folks I'll let you join my Fan club.

And just to let you know that I will not cheat, I've written the name down on a piece of paper. Honest!, do I look like I would tell a lie?

Startrax by The Carpenters

The Mystery CD is Startrax by The Carpenters
The Mystery CD is Startrax by The Carpenters

Top of the World by The Carpenters

Clues

Here's the clues:-

  1. Its by a group, the lead singer is no longer with us and they were very popular. Not obscure.
  2. The lead singer is a female.
  3. You could understand the words.

-----------------------------------------------

Stop the Press

Sorry folks the major prize has gone off and the winner is:

........SPRYTE...... check out her profile

And the title of the CD is Startrax by The Carpenters!

I would also like to hear what other people would like to take to their own desert island , so put on your thinking caps and let me know.

The Carpenters a Brief History

The "Carpenters" were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter.

Though often referred to by the public as "The Carpenters", the duo's official name on authorized recordings and press materials is simply "Carpenters", without the definite article.

It's pretty hard when your talking about them to just say "Carpenter".

In the 1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a distinctively soft musical style that made them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
The "Carpenters'" melodic pop charted a record-breaking score of hit recordings on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts, becoming leading sellers in the soft rock, easy listening and adult contemporary genres.

The Carpenters had three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and fifteen #1 hits on the Adult Contemporary Chart.

In addition, they had twelve top 10 singles (including their #1 hits). To date, The Carpenters' album and single sales total more than 100 million units.

During their fourteen-year career, The Carpenters recorded eleven albums, five of which contained top 10 singles including:

Close to You, Carpenters, A Song for You, Now & Then and Horizon, thirty-one singles, five television specials, and one short-lived television series.

They toured in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium. Their recording career ended with Karen's death on February 4, 1983.

Karen passed away on the morning of Friday February 4 1983 at the age of 32,after cardiac arrest due to complications of anorexia nervosa. Extensive news coverage of the circumstances surrounding her death increased public awareness of the consequences of eating disorders.

Hollywood Walk Star for the Carpenters

The Carpenter's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Carpenter's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Movies About Karen Carpenter

Two movies have been made about Karen Carpenter. Her brother Richard apparently intervened to limit the distribution of one called "Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story", which I believe used Barbie Dolls in one depiction in the movie.

Richard had the movie pulled on the basis that permission was not received to used the Carpenter's tracks!

In 1989 another movie was made for TV called "The Karen Carpenter Story" starring Cynthia Gibb and was produced with Richard Carpenter's cooperation.
The movie was well received and boosted record sales for many weeks when ever it was shown.

Richard Carpenter Life Without Karen

At the time of researching this article Richard Carpenter lives with his wife Mary and their four daughters and one son in California, and they are supporters of the arts.

Some years ago the couple pledged a large sum of money in memory of his sister Karen to the Thousand Oaks Civid Arts Plaza Foundation.

On September 20 2006 the first annual "Richard Carpenter Scholarship Competition Award Show" was held at the Civic Arts Plaza.

Richard and daughters Traci and Mindi performed together after the show.
In 2007 Richard and his wife Mary won the Philanthropists of the Year Award of Ventura County.

My own desert island

Although the group was known as "Carpenters" I feel that Karen was the leading light and would have succeeded in her own right as a solo singer.

And if I was to choose I was have Karen Carpenter with me on My own desert island.

Just a Simple Question :- Do you like the "Carpenters"

See results
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)