OK, so it's not exactly "rock 'n' roll" , but I was wondering today just who it was that played the bass on those classic Carpenters songs ("We've Only Just Begun", "Yeterday Once More", "Close to You" etc.)? I Wikipedia'd it, but no joy! I thought that I'd heard somewhere that Carole Kaye might have played them (?), but then, I've also read that she played about half of the songs recorded by James Jamerson , so that's not reliable. Any ideas ? I think that some of those lines are pretty sweet, personally. They may be a little on the "trite" side, but ultra-melodic and evidently written by someone with a good understanding of scales. Well, thanks in advance for your comments!