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Elaine Paige concludes a series profiling Karen and Richard Carpenter , the seventies pop duo whose uncool, smooth sound once divided record buyers but now inspires the likes of Sonic
Youth. This final part recalls the period leading up to the tragic death of Karen from anorexia nervosa in 1983, and assesses the lasting appeal of the band's music.


Elaine Paige
Richard Carpenter

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