Simon & Garfunkel had the new #1 album in the US on March 7, 1970, when their f…
Written by megarock on March 7, 2018
Simon & Garfunkel had the new #1 album in the US on March 7, 1970, when their fifth and final studio LP “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” was at the top of the new Billboard Album Chart that came out that day.
The record charted in over 11 countries, topping the charts in 10 countries, including the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart. It was the best-selling album in 1970, 1971 and 1972 and was at that time the best-selling album of all time. It was also CBS Records’ best-selling album before the release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 1982.
The album topped the Billboard 200 charts for 10 weeks and stayed in the charts for 85 weeks. According to Columbia Records, 1.7 million copies were sold in the first three weeks in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the album topped the charts for 35 weeks, and spent 285 weeks in the top 100, from 1970 to 1975.
Bridge over Troubled Water has since sold over 25 million copies worldwide.
Do you remember the first time you heard this record?