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5th February 1972, Paul Simon released his first new song without Art Garfunkel, ‘Mother and Child Reunion’, which peaked at No.4 in the US. Simon got the idea for the song’s title from a chicken-and-egg dish called Mother and Child Reunion that he saw on a Chinese restaurant’s menu. https://youtu.be/VJmiIekAZXQ “Mother and Child Reunion” PAUL […]

31st January 1987, Paul Simon went back to No.1 on the UK album chart with Graceland the album stayed on the chart for a total 101 weeks. 'Graceland' later won the 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, while the title song won the 1988 Grammy Award for Record of the Year. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/classi…/paul-simon-graceland/ Paul […]

18th January 1974, Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a US No.1 album with their debut release. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162655722025167

6th Jan 1973, Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain', (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals), started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. In 2015, after keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon admitted that 'You're So Vain' was about Warren Beatty, but only one verse of it. Simon said […]

9th 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 birthday to Art Garfunkel, 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 No.1 single 'Bright Eyes'. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/bridge-over-troubled-water/ […]

Happy birthday to Paul Simon, born on 13th Oct 1941, singer, songwriter, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Trouble Water.' The duo's 1970 album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart). Solo, (1986 UK No.4 single 'You Can Call Me Al', 1986 UK No.1 album […]

24th March 1966, Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with 'Homeward Bound.' 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. The […]

22nd November 1957, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. Close friends through childhood, the first time they appeared on stage together was in a school play, Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). They later began performing together in their junior […]

Duran Duran's front man / lead vocalist Simon Lebon will have to blow out 60 candles today when his birthday cake arrives. Duran Duran was huge in the early to mid 80's, and a lot of it came from the high quality videos the band had on MTV (remember when MTV played music videos?). Now […]


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