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Barry Manilow Paul Williams Richard Carpenter recognized the song as being the work of singer/songwriter Paul Williams (music by Roger Nichols) who penned many popular songs for other artists as well as himself. Williams told Richard Carpenter that “We’ve Only Just Begun” was a complete song, which it wasn’t, so on his way to meet Richard he added another lyric and the bridge. 22.  What label did this duo and songwriter record for? A&M Motown Capitol RCA Herb Alpert, musician and the “A” in A&M Records ( Jerry Moss being the “M”) heard a demo tape from Carpenters and signed them to a contract with the prophetic wish that he hoped they would have some hits. This song spoke of an interracial relationship between a white man and a black woman, and as incredible as it seems now this was a controversial song when it was released in 1972. 23.  Name of the song Brother Louie Louie, Louie Black & White Hot Chocolate

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