Bettis, John

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Bettis, John Gender: M
John Gregory Bettis
born on 24 October 1946 at 22:28 (= 10:28 PM )
Place Long Beach, California, 33n46, 118w11
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 01°14' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 04°31 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 24°55'


American songwriter who wrote primarily for "The Carpenters." He met Richard Carpenter in 1967 as a fellow choir member in their Downey, California church. During the summer, they worked together at the Coke Corner at Disneyland. With four members of the choir, they formed the "Summerchime," recording nine tracks at a studio, then changing their name to "Spectrum." Midway through 1968, the group folded, and Richard began to record with his sister Karen Carpenter.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Carpenter, Richard (born 15 October 1946). Notes: Worked together


  • Relationship : Begin significant relationship 1967 (Met, worked with Richard Carpenter)
  • Social : Left group 1968 (Group of musicians folded)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Frank Clifford, given in "British Entertainers"


  • Lifestyle : Work : Mentor/Tutor (Wrote for Richard Carpenter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Summerchime, Spectrum)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Worked primarily with Richard Carpenter)
  • Notable : Famous : Newsmaker