Karen Carpenter

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible in: 2021 (The 2022 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Karen Carpenter be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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Is this Karen Carpenter from The Carpenters?
How could she be eligible in 2021 if she died 28 years earlier?

Posted by interviewer on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 12:06pm

Because she recorded a solo album in 1979 while her brother was taking a year off from recording because he was recovering from a drug addiction. Apparently, record executives didn't like the album and she was so distraught by it she refused to release it. It was subsequently released 13 years after her death in 1996.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 12:16pm

sorry Karen but no. i've been a huge fan of The Carpenters.

Posted by akeem on Wednesday, 02.9.11 @ 12:36pm

The R&R Hall of Fame has become a popularity contest; how could The Carpenters, especially Karen not be inducted is beyond comprehension; not only were they the best selling group of the 70's but garnered two Grammy's beating out amongst others, The Beatles. In addition, you're talking about the greatest female singer of our era. Apparently they are not considered rock, what a joke, the current crop (2016) of inductees are all rock based? How disrespectful and a disgrace ignoring them is.

Posted by gary g on Tuesday, 04.12.16 @ 08:31am

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