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    Default Superstar (Carpenters)

    It might be hard to believe, but Karen Carpenter would have turned 70 earlier this month if she hadn't passed away so young. My little tribute to one of the greatest female voices in pop music history.


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    Fabulous cover John, what better way to enjoy our self isolation! Thanks for posting
    All the best,
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    Thanks, Campbell! It's a strange time in the world. Stay safe!

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    Great old song. Great performance as always. Her story is very sad despite all her successes in life. Let's hope she finally found peace wherever she is now.
    Well done John.
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    Thanks, Dave! She's been gone a long while, but definitely not forgotten!

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    Thanks for another blast from the past, John. My record collection contains quite a few by The Carpenters. I still play them from time to time, and always sing along. Karen was one of the few singers of that era whose vocal register was low enough to be comfortable for my singing voice. (And, yes, part way through your video, I started singing along with you ... just couldn’t resist.) :-)

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    Thanks, Jan! It always makes me glad to imagine someone singing along with my video! Take care and stay safe!

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    Nice job. Karen really did have a great voice and was a very expressive singer. She left this world far too young.

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    Another winner, John. I can't hear Carpenters music without feeling some sadness. I get the same feeling when listening to John Lennon, George Harrison, etc. What a gift they gave us. Thanks so much for posting your rendition.

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    Thanks, EDW and Bill! I still remember being in my classroom (I was a young teacher), trying to "process" the fact that Karen Carpenter was gone. I must have read about her passing in the newspaper. I clearly remember where I was when I heard about the passing of Elvis, John Lennon, and Michael Jackson.

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