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LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

Hi all,i'm a carpenter fan got all the albums.I know how Karen died,but watching the documentary I didn't realise how bad she was.Richard Carpenter would have to agree to be shown so it must be true.What do you all think about it?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,050

    I've seen a few of these documentaries/programmes  Logan. Desperately sad story, and eating disorders weren't widely talked about or treated seriously. I'd like to think if she was around today she'd have got more help.

    I still find it hard to listen to her beautiful voice now without feeling a lump in my throat.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Thankyou Fairygirl,i agree I feel so sad?

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    And also how could she get hold of illegal medication in the 80s or before then?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,443
    Logan says:

    And also how could she get hold of illegal medication in the 80s or before then?

    See original post

     There were plenty of irresponsible/unscrupulous people around back then and prescription etc wasn't as well regulated and monitored as it is now.

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Thanks Dove,i understand now.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,050

    When you consider the more recent death of Michael Jackson, the availability of all sorts of dubious 'medicines' isn't confined to the sixties and seventies. The people supplying these pills and potions are the real problem, sadly.

    Frightening when you consider that many of them are also qualified doctors. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Thanks Fairygirl,i understand now image

    The songs that she was singing was about her that's why she sang them so well image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    The supply of "medicines" in the world of showbiz is nothing new.  

    Just look at Judy Garland, they had her popping pills as a teenager.

    Karen Carpenter had such a beautiful voice, love to listen to the songs but it's sad to watch footage of her singing when you can clearly see the toll that anorexia was taking on her physically.

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 4,484
    Logan says:

    Hi all,i'm a carpenter fan got all the albums.I know how Karen died,but watching the documentary I didn't realise how bad she was.Richard Carpenter would have to agree to be shown so it must be true.What do you all think about it?

    See original post

     I haven't seen the programme, but to assume every part of the content must be true because her brother contributed to it isn't necessarily true.  Unless he commissioned the programme I very much doubt he had editorial control over it.

    It's very rare for any programme to have access to all the facts, or to be totally unbiased in the presentatation of the facts they do have.  From the programmes I have seen she does seem to have had a pretty rough time of it.

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