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

Odd Music Industry News From April 1976. Pop Culture Music History.

Mr. Pop History – Love this. OK music fans – can you dig it? From April 1976:

David Geffen will teach a UCLA weekly seminar on entertainment business… Rodney Bigenheimer reportedly got fired as DJ Gino’s Hollywood disco for playing too much of the new Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods LP instead of hustles and bumps… David Bowie will star on the King Biscuit Hour’s Fourth anniversary radio show, April 25… The Staple Singers kick of the new Casino Concert season at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City… Richard and Karen Carpenter gave their long-time engineer, Ray Gerhardt, a ’76 Jaguar XJ-S… Wolfman Jack with Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids joining for a summer tour package in state fairs and amusement parks…

Gary West – mrpopculture.com