They Were ‘On Top Of The World’: The Real Story Of The Carpenters

People witnessed the huge success of The Carpenters in the early 70’s. Richard and Karen were siblings who shaped the music industry. But little did the world know that behind the fame and wealth, not everything was as it seemed. Read on to find out the story of the Carpenters.

As Kids

The siblings were born to Agnes Reuwer and Harold Bertram Carpenter. When they were young, Richard spent his time indoors listening to classical music and playing the piano, while Karen enjoyed playing outdoor sports with her peers. Their parents, however, saw that both of their children had a great interest in music despite their differences.