Karen the Drummer

Posted by: NucleusG4

Karen the Drummer - 10/12/13 06:57 PM

Little known (or maybe just not much remembered) tidbit....
before Karen Carpenter was the "star" of the brother sister duo... she was just the drummer.

From Wiki:
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Apart from being a singer, Karen was also an accomplished drummer, and often played the drums on their pre-1974 songs. According to Richard, she considered herself a "drummer who sang". Karen was rarely visible behind the drums during live performances. Although unwilling, she and Richard eventually reached a performance compromise: during the ballads she would sing standing and through the lesser known songs she would sit. As the years progressed, demand for Karen's vocals began to overshadow her drumming time, and gradually she played the drums less. By the A Kind of Hush album in 1976, Karen did not play the drums at all.


Check it out...

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/12/13 07:17 PM

Ach!
And while on the subject of drummers...

Posted by: Pirate

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/12/13 07:26 PM

Ringo Starr

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/12/13 08:18 PM

Posted by: Pirate

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/12/13 08:38 PM

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/12/13 08:51 PM

Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/13/13 11:35 AM

I keep forgetting she was an accomplished drummer.

Thanks!
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/17/13 01:52 PM

"It takes a great drummer to be better than no drummer at all" Chet Baker
Posted by: steveg

Re: Karen the Drummer - 10/17/13 03:12 PM

WOW somebody was channeling Louie Bellson! cool