The third attempt… Well, talking ABBA and thinking about 70s music yesterday, this was bound to happen. I didn’t have as long to devote to this as I did Agnetha – in fact, I probably had about half the time. The hair seemed to derail a bit in places, but the rest came out pretty well!
I’ve spoke of my growing Carpenters obsession before. Both were hugely talented and they made a formidable duo, but it’s Karen’s vocals that had such invitation and magnetism to them. They still do. I could listen to her all day.
She was just twenty-one here, performing live at the BBC in 1971 – it’s flawless, as indeed are all of the songs on the set-list. That’s just my Karen, though.
If only one could go back and make her see that she was perfect.