The Top 40 Greatest Rock Vocalists of All Time

40. Karen Carpenter (1950 – 1983)

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Karen Carpenter, who played drums and sang in “The Carpenters” with her older brother, Richard, kicks off the list. Paul McCartney once described her as the best female vocalist in the world.

Tragically, Karen suffered from anorexia nervosa for years. She died from the disease at the age of 32.