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Carpenters' fans saving their Graceland

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    New York (ANI): Fans of the Seventies pop duo 'The Carpenters' have launched a campaign to prevent their former home in Los Angeles from demolition. This is the same home that features on the cover of the group"s 1973 album 'Now&Then'. Its current owners decided to have it demolished after being pestered by fans flocking the building to pay homage to the legendary group. "In the beginning, we let everybody in. But honestly it became horrible, not only for us but for the neighbourhood. People peek in windows and take pictures. They leave flowers on the front porch," the New York Post quoted the owners' daughter Jessica Parra as saying.

    The campaign to save the house is being led by a huge Carpenters fan named Jon Konjoyan, 57. "This house is our version of Graceland. They were such a huge American act in the 1970s. So many people loved them," he said. The house"s place in history was sealed when an anorexic Karen Carpenter collapsed in the house before she died in 1983.

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