Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Karen Carpenter
(1950-1983) born on
Mar 2
US singer. "She sold, with brother Richard, over 80 million records; first hit was "Close to You," 1970."

"I had no idea whether I could play 'em or not, but I wanted to and I was very determined. . . but the band director said #That's not really normal.' Of course, all you have to tell me is that something's not normal and I'll go for it!!"

"I remember thinking back then, 'Oh God, if we don't get a hit by the time I'm 20 I have to kill myself!' Well, we JUST made it, because it came out in late May, right after I turned 20, and within 6 weeks it was number one."
"We came out right in the middle of the hard-rock period . . . it was hard-rock everywhere! But we were ready to make our music, you know? And it was such a turnaround, I guess it caught people by surprise."
"Our first single, 'Ticket To Ride', was a kind of half-hit, half flop: in some places it was number one, in others it was ash-tray material."
"It's kinda nice to be remembered by your peers and your fans, because you can achieve a lot of success and be a creep too! But we try to be nice, just normal people."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "On her love for playing drums; from a "BBC Radio Special Tribute", 1993."
R: "On "Close to You," the Carpenter's first hit, 1970."
A: "On the surprising popularity of their soft hits; from a "BBC Radio Special Tribute", 1993."
N: "From a "BBC Radio Special Tribute", 1993."
K: "From a "BBC Radio Special Tribute", 1993."

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