Garfunkel

9 Nov 1969, Simon and Garfunkel record what would become their signature tune, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with future member of Bread, Larry Knechtel on piano. Art wanted Paul to sing the song, but Paul insisted that Art’s voice was better suited for it. It was a decision that Paul would later say he regretted. […]

Happy 80th birthday to Art Garfunkel, born 5 Nov 1941, singer, actor. With Paul Simon as Simon and Garfunkel they scored the No.1 hits ‘The Sound of Silence’, ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ and ‘Mrs. Robinson’. The 1970 album Bridge Over Trouble Water spent 307 weeks on the UK chart. He scored the solo, 1979 UK […]

24th March 1966, Simon And Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with ‘Homeward Bound.’ Paul Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters have stolen it many times. […]

10 March 1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded ‘The Sounds Of Silence’ as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965. https://youtu.be/NAEppFUWLfc Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence […]

28 Feb 1970, Simon and Garfunkel started a six week run at the top of the US singles chart with ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, also No.1 in the UK in March the same year. It became one of the most performed songs of the twentieth century, with over 50 artists, among them Elvis Presley and […]

21 Feb 1970, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the UK chart with Bridge Over Troubled Water. The album went on to stay on the chart for over 300 weeks, returning to the top of the charts on eight separate occasions and spending a total of 41 weeks at No.1. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classic-albums/bridge-over-troubled-water/ Bridge Over Troubled […]

9 Nov 1969, Simon and Garfunkel record what would become their signature tune, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ with future member of Bread, Larry Knechtel on piano. Art wanted Paul to sing the song, but PaulSee More insisted that Art’s voice was better suited for it. It was a decision that Paul would later say he […]

1 June 1968, Simon And Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Mrs Robinson’. Featured in the Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft film ‘The Graduate’, the song earned the duo a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1969. https://youtu.be/9C1BCAgu2I8 Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson (Audio) “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon […]

10th March 1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded ‘The Sounds Of Silence’ as an acoustic duo. It wasn’t until record company producers added electric guitar, bass and drums, without the knowledge of Paul and Art, that the song would become a hit in late 1965. https://youtu.be/FaSFzp6IDgw Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound of Silence […]

21st February 1970, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the UK chart with Bridge Over Troubled Water. The album went on to stay on the chart for over 300 weeks, returning to the top of the charts on eight separate occasions and spending a total of 41 weeks at No.1. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/bridge-over-troubled-water/ Bridge Over Troubled […]


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