Article Contributed by Universal Musi… | Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The definitive biography of one of the most enduring and endeared recording artists in history—the Carpenters—will be told for the first time from the perspective of Richard Carpenter, through more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews and some 200 photographs from Richard’s personal archive, many never published. CARPENTERS: THE MUSICAL LEGACY is coming to bookstores on October 19th. Pre-order your copy of CARPENTERS: THE MUSICAL LEGACY today, HERE:

After becoming multi-million selling, Grammy-winning superstars with their 1970 breakthrough “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” Richard and Karen Carpenter would win over fans worldwide with a record-breaking string of hits including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Top of the World” and “Yesterday Once More.” In CARPENTERS: THE MUSICAL LEGACY, Richard Carpenter tells their story with candor, heart, and humor, chronicling the ups and downs of the duo, whose work remains the gold standard for melodic pop. Listen to The Carpenters now, HERE

About the authors:

Mike Cidoni Lennox has logged forty years as an entertainment journalist, producing features for dozens of outlets, including Billboard, Variety, Gannett News Service, and Clear Channel stations. He currently services as a senior entertainment reporter, producing video and text features for the Associated Press.

Chris May is a longtime Carpenters expert and historian, as well as a moderator and contributor of sixteen years for the popular online Carpenters discussion forum at A&M Corner. May has over twenty-five years of experience in the music industry as a music director, arranger, producer, and radio host.