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Happy 81st birthday to American singer-songwriter and guitarist David Crosby, born 14 Aug 1941, a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. With CS&N he had the 1969 UK No.17 single ‘Marrakesh Express’, 1970 US No.11 single with Crosby, Stills Nash & Young plus the 1970 US No.1 album ‘Deja Vu’ […]

Happy 77th birthday to Carly Simon, born 25 June 1945, US singer, songwriter, (1973 UK No.3 and US No.1 single ‘You’re So Vain’, 1974 US No.5 single with James Taylor ‘Mockingbird’). 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 […]

1st 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) Read the full article […]

19 May 1973, Paul Simon released the single ‘Kodachrome’ named after the Kodak 35mm film Kodachrome which became a No.2 hit in the US. It was not released as a single in Britain, because the BBC would not play the trademarked name. https://youtu.be/RGK19Pg6sB0 Simon & Garfunkel – Kodachrome / Mabellene (from The Concert in Central […]

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT To Pay Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST And DIO With METAL GODS Tour TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT To Pay Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST And DIO With METAL GODS Tour Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5630458610306089

TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT To Pay Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST And DIO With METAL GODS Tour TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS And SIMON WRIGHT To Pay Tribute To JUDAS PRIEST And DIO With METAL GODS Tour Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/5630458610306089

6 April 1968, Simon And Garfunkel went to No.1 on the US album chart with the soundtrack of Mike Nichols’ movie The Graduate. The film boosted the profile of the folk-rock duo and on the strength of the hit single ‘Mrs. Robinson’, the soundtrack album rose to the top of the charts. https://youtu.be/nkXyreJV604 Mrs. Robinson […]

24 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/nwP3vPQi0nI Simon & Garfunkel – Sound Of Silence (1965) […]

28 Feb 1976, Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ was named Best Pop Vocal Performance and Album Of The Year at the 18th annual Grammy Awards. In his acceptance speech, Simon told the audience “I’d like to thank Stevie Wonder for not releasing an album this year.” https://youtu.be/nnb0nrICb4k Simon & Garfunkel – Still […]


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