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A Ghost Of Christmas Past

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posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 10:32 PM
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In the 70's, I was a long haired teen partying, and listening to rock music like the rest of my peers. Unbeknownst to them however, I had a secret that no one knew save my best friend who tolerated it because he felt sorry for me, and just knew I wasn't quite right. You see, I was a closet Carpenters fan. Specifically Karen Carpenter. I first heard that golden voice in 1969, and came to love hearing her sing. For those who have no idea who I'm talking about...


Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo, the Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming luminaries and peers, she is best known for her vocal performances. She had a contralto vocal range.[1] Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died at age 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to her illness.[2] Carpenter's death led to increased visibility and awareness of eating disorders.

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Now for a guy who was into Black Sabbath, Rush, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Renaissance, Yes, and more obscure bands like White Witch, Camel, Nektar, and Aphrodites Child, among others, it was a bit out of the ordinary to be glued to the radio whenever Karen started singing, but even more so, to be glued to the TV when the Carpenters Christmas special aired. But there I was in 1977...

and again in 1978...

I was truly saddened when Karen passed away in 1983, but she left behind a legacy of music, from her expert drumming skills, to her beautiful vocals. Every year at Christmas time, I listen to her and Richard's Christmas Carols, and remember Christmas past. RIP Karen, and thank you for sharing your talent with us.

I hope you enjoy these old Christmas specials as much as I did, and still do. Yes, they're dated and 70ish, but the music and talent is still as good as it ever was to me.

Happy Holidays to All, and to all a good night.


edit on 12/23/2014 by Klassified because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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Lovely. I'll have to listen to these tomorrow.



posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 11:06 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
Lovely. I'll have to listen to these tomorrow.

There's definitely some corny in there Night Star, but it's easy to skip over.



posted on Dec, 23 2014 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

She had an amazing and beautiful voice. I enjoyed hearing her. Nothing to be ashamed of, it was an innocent time.



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Klassified

I'm old. I grew up with corny. LOL



posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: Night Star
LOL! The 70's had plenty of it.



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