Karen was a good drummer too, mentored by Hal Blaine himself.
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This thread reminded me of Todd Hayne’s film school project. For those unfamiliar with it, Hayne’s filmed "The Karen Carpenter Story" using Barbie dolls. Sounds dumb, but after watching moving humanoid figures with dialog for a few minutes, you forget they're made of plastic. [insert joke about plastic surgery and Hollywood if you must]
The Herb Alpert character was best, with dark hair and long side burns.
He never cleared the music and as I recall, got sued, so as far as I know, the film never got legitimate distribution but was this underground cult thing. I saw it many years ago.
@harold-not-the-barrel : not sure where you are located but this old compilation--The Singles-1969-73 has long sounded good and is readily available: https://www.discogs.com/Carpenters-The-Singles-1969-1973/master/85600