Did Karen Carpenter Record Solo Before The Carpenters?

Mr. Pop History -
Karen Carpenter shows-up on a Los Angeles-based record label, Magic Lamp. She recorded four songs and the best of them is something called, “Looking For Love.” Not a bad song, but it did nothing on the charts.

To me, it’s an interesting take on Karen’s vocals. You can tell it’s her, but sometimes not.

This was three years before The Carpenters were signed to nearby A&M records and became superstars. It was a long way though between 1966 and 1969 – and that’s another story.

Here’s Karen Carpenter – “Looking” For Love” from 1966.

Gary West – mrpopculture.com

Looking For Love – Karen Carpenter Single From 1966