Richard Carpenter

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Birthday
15, 1946
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
15, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
New Haven, CT

About

One-half of the musical duo The Carpenters who co-composed "Goodbye to Love" and "Only Yesterday," among others.

Before Fame

He studied music at California State University at Long Beach. His early groups consisted of Spectrum and The Richard Carpenter Trio.

Trivia

His sister's struggle with anorexia greatly affected him, even contributing to his abuse of Quaaludes.

Family Life

He married Mary Carpenter on May 19, 1984 and they had five children together.

Associated With

His sister Karen Carpenter was the other member of The Carpenters.