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A few months later the New Seekers finally recorded their version of the song, which went to #7 on the U.S. charts. This commercial was so ingrained into the social and consumer consciousness that it was featured in the final episode of the popular TV show “Mad Men.” Not the first or only song to begin its life as a commercial and then become a certified hit. In 1970 a one minute TV spot for Crocker National Bank in So. Cal was reworked and became the signature song for one of the top-selling duos of the decade. 18.  Name the duo Carpenters Sonny and Cher Paul & Paula Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Richard and Karen Carpenter were a brother/sister act from Downey, California, a distant suburb of Los Angeles. Their first hit was “Close to You” from their second album of the same name. Richard Carpenter re-worked the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song and it shot to #1. The name of their duo is “Carpenters” without the definite article: like “Bread” or “Wilco” or “Jefferson Airplane,” although it is always, incorrectly, written as The Carpenters.

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