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Karen Carpenter

Singer, Drummer (2-Mar-1950 — 4-Feb-1983)


Glyn Davis. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Wallflower. 2008. 117pp.

Randy Schmidt (editor). Yesterday Once More: Memories of the Carpenters and Their Music. Tiny Ripple Books. 2000. 241pp.

Randy L. Schmidt. Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. Chicago Review Press. 2010. 368pp.


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  5. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.440)

  6. Legends in Their Own Time (p.42)

  7. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.321)

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