Duh ! Ever wished you'd not said something ?
Feel i should make one thing clear - I'm a huge fan of The Carpenters' music (if anyone here has the 1998 Complete Guide To the Music Of The Carpenters
by John Tobler, I did the basic text for that, which entailed listening to everything they'd released by then) and especially Karen's voice: not trying to run them down in any way, but when I was in LA during the late 80s doing interviews for my Beach Boys researches, I met a good many folk in the music industry, and we didn't talk BB all the time.
Could you PM me too - I'm curious to hear what it is you heard said. I've read somewhere that a few people think that Karen's husband looked a bit like Richard and she may have had a bit of a complex in that regard.