Karen Carpenter Crush Club

Karen Carpenter Crush Club

The Official Karen Carpenter Crush Club Card

This is the home of the Official Karen Carpenter Crush Club!

If you wish to receive your own tailor made Crush Club Card please join us on facebook at Karen Carpenter Magazine

After you have joined the group you will be able to post your request to Irene for your own personalized Crush Club Card
You can post your request in the Crush Club thread.

Click Here for the Crush Club Thread

The Karen Carpenter Crush Club was developed by Rick Henry and the president of the Crush Club is Irene Economou.

Click Here for the Official Karen Carpenter Crush Club Members Roster

The official Crush Club theme is “One Fine Day.”

As part of the Karen Carpenter Crush Club please submit your “Loveletter To Karen” by clicking on the Submit A Comment link at the bottom of this page.

21 Responses to “Karen Carpenter Crush Club”

  1. Kevin Forsyth September 21, 2013 at 11:42 am # Reply

    I’m caught between goodbye and I love you. Never knowing quite where I stand. Falling both ways, no where to land.

  2. admin September 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm # Reply

    My loveletter to Karen…
    Dear Karen,
    Your voice has filled me with comfort and beauty on days that seemed that there was no getting over that rainbow. Your soulful eyes have made me wonder about your thoughts and your sadness while your beautiful smile fills my day with sunshine.
    Thank you Karen for the most beautiful voice in the world.
    With Love,
    Rick Henry

  3. Michael Podraza September 24, 2013 at 1:33 am # Reply

    Karen is ONE LOVE IN MY YOUNG LIFE. My sister says I idolize Karen and I guess I do! I have her autographed photo on my wall. Richard sent me a personally signed photo which I had made into a jewelry box that plays Close To You. I have a Carpenters keychain,watch,CD clock and pencils. I bought Karen’s 1967 yearbook and a flower pin she once wore. I even have Cynthia Gibb’s autographed photo on my wall. She played Karen in the Karen Carpenter story.

  4. Lori izzi September 30, 2013 at 4:01 pm # Reply

    Your alto velvet voice has calmed me for decades .Your warm eyes and smashing smile were always a comfort,though I always think what was happening in your thoughts.. I wish I had met the beautiful you.I watch your videos often,I will never forget you…Hope to meet on the other side…Rest my sweet angel…

  5. Irene Economou October 7, 2013 at 3:39 am # Reply

    Dear Karen,

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

    I love your sublime and mesmerizing voice. You can change my humdrum day with your soothing voice.

    I love your sense of humor and your funny faces.

    I love how you showed your independence when you worked on your solo album and how you blossomed as a person and singer.

    I love the many ways you wore your hair, your engaging smile, and your very thoughtful, soulful eyes.

    I love your sense of style in clothing and your choices in colors.

    I love that you were a tomboy and excelled in sports.

    I love that you loved children, when you never had any of your own. I relate to this.

    I love how 30+ years after your departure you can still bring people together that love you and still enjoy hearing your voice.

    Karen, you will live forever in my thoughts and in my heart.

  6. George DeDominicis November 4, 2013 at 9:09 am # Reply

    My feelings in a rewright of Superstar:

    Long ago, and, oh, so far away
    I fell in love with you, but you never knew
    Your sweet voice, it sounds so pure and clear
    But you’re not really here, it’s on the radio

    Don’t you remember, I told you I loved you baby?
    I said I’d be coming back this way again baby
    Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, oh baby
    I loved you, I really did

    Loneliness is such a sad affair
    And I can hardly wait to be with you again
    If prayers could make you come back to me again?
    Please come back again and sing your sweet songs

    Don’t you remember, I told you I loved you baby?
    I said I’d be coming back this way again baby
    Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, oh baby
    I love you, I still do

    Don’t you remember, I told you I loved you baby?
    I said I’d be coming back this way again baby
    Karen, Karen, Karen, Karen, oh baby
    I love you, I always will

    • Don P. January 28, 2017 at 5:56 am # Reply

      Wow, I’ve composed so many tributes and proclamations of love to Karen in my mind and Superstar inspired most of them. I think the stanzas of this rewrite of Superstar capture a lot of what my heart needs to say to her. I fell in love with her during my high school years and that has never left me. I received a CD of her again this Christmas and once again the love light has begun to burn. Certainly if prayers could bring her back, I’d be spending more time on my knees.
      This is well written George. Thanks for that.

  7. Andy Ciriaco February 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm # Reply

    Dear Karen,

    Its February 4, 2014. You’ve been on my mind all day. As usual I listened to you on the drive to school and before the start of the school day and then again on the drive home. Today I had a melancholy feeling. Teaching math was even more difficult today because you weighed on my mind more than usual. I was thinking, what I would say to you if I could have a few minutes alone. Then suddenly the thoughts and emotions came in torrents.

    I would start by asking you why? I would listen with understanding, empathy, and love as you told me your reasons. I know there would be love in my heart and tears in my eyes as you spoke.

    After that, I would tell you several things. First, I’d tell you about this great book I read on your life, “Little Girl Blue” and how it opened all these emotions for you inside me. I’d also tell you about this great page on something called Facebook, “The Karen Carpenter Magazine”. It’s a place where your fans come and chat, and sometimes argue, about your music. We even rated all the songs by album and decided that “Rainy Days and Mondays” was the best of the best. I wonder what you would think of that. The webpage manager, Rick Henry, and Irene Economou, even started a “Karen Carpenter Crush Club” of which I’m proud to say I’m a charter member. We even have cards to prove it! The guys, and sometimes the girls, try to outdo each other in professing their love and devotion to you. I think you would chuckle at and enjoy this.

    I’d go on to tell you that millions still listen to your music, collect your CDs, and collect your memorabilia. I love watching “A Christmas Portrait” even if it isn’t Christmas anymore. My favorite songs are “Top of the World”, “You’re the One” and “I Have You” and I close my eyes often and pretend you are singing them just to me. Then I would tell you my regret at not having written to you in the 1970s and not having attempted to tell you how perfect you were and how loved you were. Perhaps your life and my life may have come out differently. Finally, I would tell you that, if I could, I would change places with you in a heartbeat.

    Yes, today is February 4, 2014 and you have been gone for 31 years. The world misses you Karen and I know that I certainly do. Heaven must be an even more perfect place with you in it, but here on earth there is an emptiness caused by your absence.

    I love you Karen.

  8. Joe September 2, 2014 at 8:24 am # Reply


    Your music has touched me beyond words.
    You have taken me through into another
    dimension where you now exist.
    I would like to offer you my music
    to your heart so that my love for you
    will sustain through eternity.

  9. Joseph Asner September 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm # Reply

    Karen I miss you very much. I also miss your voice. I think you were the best female singer of the 20th century.

  10. mark February 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm # Reply

    The woman of my dreams has left us now. The sort of women every man dreams of in the deepest reaches of his heart. What would I say to Karen if she were still here? How could I express the joy she has given me, I have never known these feeling, I can’t find the words. Except for these, I Love You. That’s what I would say to her if she was still her…

  11. Sue July 18, 2015 at 4:51 am # Reply

    i want to buy the song one fine dy by Karen carpenter

  12. jeffrey dienes February 29, 2016 at 9:55 am # Reply

    I loved Karen carpenter and still do. I am trying to find out how I can join her fanclub. thanks

  13. david vandever April 13, 2016 at 5:24 am # Reply

    living near baton rouge Louisiana, I play “one more time” every day . karn’s voice is so mellow and haunting.

  14. Mike Stone May 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm # Reply

    When I was 16 my older brother showed me a picture of you on an album he had. It was 1972. I said wow! Who is she!? He told me your name. The I started listing to your records. The I saw you a few times on tv. Your speaking voice was sweet. You were silly and funny and notup worldly. You were normal and not like other stars. I got a good picture of who you were. The money you made never entered my mind. I didn’t care. I fell in love with Karen the girl not the singer. I dreamed I brought you a red rose with the thorns removed. Giving the rose to you and saying the rose has no thorns because I will never hurt you. That you were more beautiful than the rose. And thinking to my self I could kiss your face until my lips fell off. I don’t know if you would have thought I was a crazed fan or real. It would have been worth the risk. I still lo ve you. It broke my heart when you died. You still live in my heart

  15. Wes May 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm # Reply

    My parents were fans of The Carpenters in the late 70’s, the decade before they had/made me. And I remember the one time they came home from the store with a brand-new (for 1986) “A Kind of Hush” CD. I couldn’t have been more than 6 or 7 years old at the time……. but when I saw Karen’s photo on the CD’s jewel case, it was love at first sight. She was my very first crush! And I had no idea who the guy standing next to her was…………. in fact, I thought he was her husband or something, because I also distinctly remember feeling jealous that he (not myself) was the one in the picture with her. When I asked my parents about it, and after they told me that he was Richard, Karen’s brother, of course I was relieved…… but not before I blurted out, as loud I could: “But they look like they’re married!!!” I had my parents belly-laughing for what seemed like more than 5 minutes! *sigh*, the innocence and uninformed nature of my younger years…. hehehe!

  16. Philip McHugh July 15, 2016 at 11:12 am # Reply

    I’m sure I’m losing all sense of proportion, but what the hell, it hurts no one to say: ‘Karen I love you’. Interesting ’cause in the beginning I thought I wouldn’t like you. Then, the more I saw you, the more I heard, really heard, your voice, the more I found myself under your spell. Now your picture is on my wall and I hear you every day. You are my muse and I have written three songs because of you. Though you are no longer here, you are not dead, for your songs will last as long as mankind and your image will never fade.

  17. Sam October 30, 2016 at 9:15 am # Reply

    Karen, I love you so much. You were just as beautiful as your voice <3

  18. Scott Denney March 25, 2017 at 2:37 pm # Reply

    You mean the world to me. There isn’t a day that goes by, I don’t think of you. You have been a big part of my life. Your voice and your feelings that come from with in. It’s as if your talking directly to me. I wish so much I could have been there for you. I hope you like the flowers I send to brighten your day. Love ya, Scott

  19. Francesco Sinibaldi September 19, 2017 at 7:50 am # Reply

    La clarté des sentiments.

    Dans le reste
    de la soirée
    je vois une
    lumière et le
    tendre cadeau
    d’une chanson
    très joyeuse.

    Francesco Sinibaldi

  20. Anonymous January 7, 2018 at 5:24 pm # Reply

    Dear Karen,
    Your voice transports me to another world, My heart aches for you, I go through the Vulcan Ponfar for you, How much ever I try to control it, you must give in to me, I love you with all my heart, I will give you the moon and everything if you come away with me, we can start a new life together.

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