The CarpentersThe Carpenters were an American 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". During a period in the ‎‎1970s when louder and wilder rock was in great demand, Richard and Karen produced a ‎distinctively soft musical style that made them among the best-selling music artists of all time‎
During their 14-year career, the Carpenters recorded 11 albums, thirty-one singles, five television ‎specials, and a 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 in ‎‎1983 from cardiac arrest following complications of anorexia nervosa. Extensive news coverage of ‎the circumstances surrounding her death increased public awareness of the consequences of eating ‎disorders.‎;