The Carpenters were always different. In a world of glitter, glam, prog, rock and myriad styles of music they followed their own musical mantra, one where harmony, love of the old songs and melody reigned supreme. Yet theirs was no bland pop, not formulaic nor predictable, they produced some of the most inventive pop during their 14-year career. The Carpenters recorded 11 albums, released 31 singles, and toured the world with drummer/vocalist Karen beguiling audiences with her beautiful voice and Richard wowing the public with his keyboard skills and arranging abilities. Their 1973 release and fifth album overall, the double platinum Now & Then, includes the Carpenters brilliant uber-medley, "Yesterday Once More," a side-long tribute to American radio stations that played "oldies, but goodies." The single became their biggest hit in the UK, reaching No. 2 for two weeks.