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On July 1, 2012
For All We Know
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Just singing away my Saturday evening.Okay now Monday night, I'll add some facts."For All We Know" is a popular song written for the 1970 film, Lovers and Other Strangers, by Fred Karlin, Robb Wilson (Robb Royer) and Arthur James (Jimmy Griffin). It was originally performed by Larry Meredith.It was heard by Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters during an evening of relaxation at the movies while on tour. Carpenter decided it would be ideal for the duo. It became a hit for them in 1971, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and number one for three weeks on the U.S. easy listening chart.The song went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, though the Carpenters were not allowed to perform the song at the ceremony as they had not appeared in a film. At their request, the song was performed by British singer Petula Clark. Clark performed the song in concert on February 6, 1983, in tribute to Karen Carpenter, who had died two days before.According to Richard, the oboe intro was originally a guitar. They had run into Jose Feliciano in a restaurant who was a big fan and wanted to play on one of their records. They went into studio and that intro was devised by Jose through using his nylon string acoustic guitar. The next day, though, Richard got a phone call from Jose's manager stating in no uncertain terms Jose be removed from the recording. Richard essentially did as requested and replaced the guitar intro with the oboe.In 1972, Richard and Karen appeared on Tom Jones' Special London Bridge Special, where they performed a reprise of "For All We Know." It was never released to the public until 2000, with the release of The Singles: 1969-1981.The song became a hit in the UK for Shirley Bassey in 1971. It peaked at #6 during a twenty four week chart run.Peak positions on the charts of the time:Canadian Singles Chart 7UK Singles Chart 18 US Billboard Hot 100 3US Billboard Easy Listening 1All this fine information came from Wikipedia.
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Hi Jay you choose a beautiful song - so well done - love it!Hugs Marina!**********
Hello Mister J
I know I keep repeating myself but YOUR STATION IS SOOOOOOOO COOL!
Jay.....Gotta tell ya man,This was absolutely GREAT. I'm thinkin' that this is one of my favorites that you have done.*****'s,my friend.
I love this melody.Even when it was not very cool to purchase the Carpenters recordings back in the 76-78 era of the 70s, I was a die hard fan of their musical style.
In my opinon, she had such a rich pop contralto that has yet to be matched.
You are like the Casey Kasem of SingSnap!
THIS IS sooooo cool!
very nice music to my ears...loved it
wtg 5 starssssssssss
Hi Jay, I love the Carpenter's and I loved this awesome performance by you.God bless you.hugs, Brenda
THIS IS GOOD VERY PRETTY, LOVE THE MUSIC AND ALL THE INFO YOU GAVE ON IT.LOVE YOUNYLA
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