was the Carpenters song Eve inspired by an episode of a science fiction t.v. series?

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  • 9 years ago
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    In the liner notes for "From The Top," Richard explains how he and John Bettis wrote "Eve." "Eve" written in 1968, was inspired by an episode of a suspense anthology that was on TV at the time. Different stories were featured each week with a variety of guest stars. One starred Carol Lynley and was entitled "Eve." This triggered in me the opening lines both lyrically and musically, after which I completed the melody and John did likewise with the lyrics. Karen was just 19 years old when she recorded "Eve."

    "Eve" was the first episode of a British suspense anthology television series called "Journey to the Unknown. The story occupies the half-world between reality and madness. It involves a department store window dresser named Albert Baker, who has fallen in love with a store-window mannequin. To Albert, "Eve" is a real person, but his love is threatened when she is doomed to be destroyed with other discarded mannequins.


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