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6 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 […]

20 Nov 1976 Paul Simon hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Live where he performed live with George Harrison on ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘Homeward Bound’. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were both in New York City watching the show on TV. https://youtu.be/KEgBMTMUanU Paul Simon & Goerge Harrison- Here Comes The Sun – YouTube Read the […]

Simon Kirke on Sounds of the Seventies with Johnnie Walker from BBC Radio 2 talking about the new book Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company and the making of their classic hit ‘All Right Now’. Available from www.thisdayinmusicbooks.com https://youtu.be/9PIp_782g_w Simon Kirke talking to Johnnie Walker from BBC Radio 2 […]

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 […]

Big thanks to Simon Kirke for this lovley message about our new book Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy: The Musical Journey of Free and Bad Company. https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/product/rock-n-roll-fantasy/ Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164079610050167

Happy 79th birthday to Paul Simon, 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 Graceland spent 115 weeks […]

SIMON WRIGHT On Debut DIO DISCIPLES Album: ‘We Have To Figure Out The Direction That We’re Going In’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/simon-wright-on-debut-dio-disciples-album-we-have-to-figure-out-the-direction-that-were-going-in/ SIMON WRIGHT On Debut DIO DISCIPLES Album: ‘We Have To Figure Out The Direction That We’re Going In’ Drummer Simon Wright spoke to the "Talking Metal" podcast about the status of the debut album from DIO […]

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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