Hi, Bro' Andy!
I hope it's not late to give tribute to one of The Greatest Female Voices In Popular Music Of All Time: Miss Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters singing duo made up of herself on drums, her brother Richard on keyboards and a few more musicians backing them.
She would have celebrated her 68th. Birthday on the 02/03/18. But she passed away on 04/02/1983 at her mum's house. She had the whole package: a great voice that can sing almost any genre of music, a loving brother she sings with, great looks, a great personality, a fantastic band to back her superb singing and a very successful recording and concert career.
Michael Bangar's afterthought:
As in the current era, there is hardly any musical stuff being released to suit the taste for us from those times, I just want to highlight how they, The Carpenters gave us those wonderful songs. She, her brother Richard and their band began giving us those great tunes when they came on the scene in the late 70s, till Karen's demise in 1983.
They wrote and produced the bulk of their hits which we are still listening to, today. Richard was a superb producer, arranger and a master at maximising all that's musically available to him.