This is an actual Broadcast from 1970 over WCFL Chicago Radio interviewing and special on The Carpenters, completely unedited and you hear everything just like you did back in 1970! This show is from WCFL Radio in Chicago. With Dick Biondi at the Microphone doing this interview! Dick Biondi moved to WCFL from the WLS 50,000 Watt Signal which covered 40 States and Dick Biondi quickly became one of America's top jocks having a huge audience.
In 1970 the brother - sister team of Richard and Karen Carpenter were topping the charts with there mellow melodic tunes. And Dick Biondi catches them for this special interview for WCFL Radio. Here is what you will hear in this special broadcast that also sheds a light on what the youth of the day were thinking in 1970.
They cover their beginning in the music business.
They talk about different types of music
The new "California Cool" is discussed--the relationship between artist and audience--how cool
should you be
The war in Vietnam is discussed...voices raise a bit.
Karen talks about spending time with young Vietnam injured soldiers
They talk about the movie Tora Tora in relation to Vietnam
They talk about the moment they heard that John F. Kennedy was shot
DJ asks if Kennedy's assasination was reason for the trouble of the youth today
The Hippy movement is discussed--voices raise again
"The System" is brought up... education at college and DJ tries to get an opinion stated
Drug problem is brought up ...it hightens your senses, which might be groovy, but you...I don't agree
with foolin' around with your body....you just gotta solve your problems you know?....
Religion is touched on--Richard tells a church story passionately
DJ asks Karen about today's world --how is it?
Free love, censorship, T.V. is brought up....they mention the Smother's Brothers
They are passionate about the T.V. shows and mention several shows
They talk about the record company A&M and Herb Alpert
DJ asks if Karen has been "hit on" by anyone on the road--she tells a story
Then Richard tells a story
They talk about their fame and how the public acts
Their futures are discussed
Thank yous and well wishes (end of interview)