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Karen Carpenter - (94/100) Born March 2nd, 1950 (died February 4th, 1983) Key Tracks "Close to You," "Goodbye to Love," "We've Only Just Begun" Influenced Sheryl Crow, Kim Gordon Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-singers-of-all-time-19691231/karen-carpenter-20101202#ixzz2W32AbmKO Follow us: @Rolling Stone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

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“I know I ask perfection of a quite imperfect world and fool enough to think that's what I'll find.” ― Karen Carpenter, The Carpenters - I Need To Be In Love Lyrics

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The Carpenters, Karen and Richard. For high school graduation prom. The theme song was "close to you"

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Rainy Days and Mondays is a 1971 song by The Carpenters that went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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THE CARPENTERS---Rainy Days and Mondays, Superstar, We've Only Just Begun, Only Yesterday, and many more.

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Karen Carpenter 1950-1983 (Age 32) Died from heart failure - One of the best singers of all time. She had a voice like no one else. Love to listen to her anytime but especially at Christmas. You are still missed Karen. RIP

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