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“I know I ask perfection of a quite imperfect world and fool enough to think that's what I'll find.” ― Karen Carpenter, The Carpenters - I Need To Be In Love Lyrics

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Karen Carpenter, 1950-1983 She had the best voice. I still sing along to her music. A Mid West girl who made it big and was pressured to lose weight. (She must have been a size 6 at the most.) You're missed Karen!

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Karen Carpenter - (94/100) Born March 2nd, 1950 (died February 4th, 1983) Key Tracks "Close to You," "Goodbye to Love," "We've Only Just Begun" Influenced Sheryl Crow, Kim Gordon Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-greatest-singers-of-all-time-19691231/karen-carpenter-20101202#ixzz2W32AbmKO Follow us: @Rolling Stone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook

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Karen Carpenter suffered from anorexia, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died in 1993 at age 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to her illness. Carpenter's death led to increased visibility and awareness of eating disorders (Wikipedia)

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