How a Commercial Bank Inspired ‘We’re Just Getting Started’ Carpenters

Carpenters made some of the most popular music of the 1970s. The carpenters’ song “We Have Only Begun” was inspired by a bank ad. During an interview, songwriter Paul Williams explained the origin of the song.

Carpenters Richard and Karen Carpenter near a factory

Carpenters Richard and Karen Carpenter | Holton Archive/Getty Images

Paul Williams has co-wrote 2 of The Carpenter’s biggest hits

Williams is a songwriter and actor behind many famous songs. He wrote songs for Barbra Streisand, Three Dog Night, and The Muppets. He also co-wrote two of The Carpenters’ classic hits: “Rainy Days and Mondays” and “We’ve Only Begun”. During an interview with Music Radar, he discussed writing “We’re Just Getting Started.”

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