Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simon and Garfunkel -- and a little bit of Ray

One of the saddest days in my personal music history was the day that Simon and Garfunkel broke up in 1970. Although they each went on to perform alone, they were just never as good apart as they were together. Art Garfunkel's voice cannot be matched, and paired with Paul Simon's lyrics and music, well it was just heavenly.

"The Sounds of Silence" rocketed them to fame.

If you've ever listened closely to the words, you can't help but get shivers. 
It was written after President Kennedy's assassination. 
This performance is from 1966.

I just read that "The Sounds of Silence" has become one of 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress. 
How cool is that!!

"Bridge Over Troubled Water"

performed at the 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert, 2009

and just for fun....

a studio rehearsal cut of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" for their TV special "Songs of America" in 1969
Art is such a cutie!!

"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"

absolutely nothing will make you feel happier!
performed at the "Concert in Central Park" 1981

I don't know of a Simon and Garfunkel song that I didn't like! 
I have several albums, but now I listen to their greatest hits on CD!
(my albums will probably end up with my daughter who actually has a turntable!)

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I missed last week's "R" post so I'm going to leave you with 
Ray Charles!

"Georgia on My Mind"

hands down, my favorite Ray Charles song....
performing on "The Midnight Special" in 1976


♥♥♥  linking Simon and Garfunkel -- and Ray -- over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter S.

Jenny Matlock



Pondside said...

Well, you hit on a lot of my favourites!

Kara Claflin said...

I love Simon and Garfunkle as well. I did not realize that about Sounds of Silence. I remember listening to it when I was young. I've always liked America and The Boxer also.

Memories for Life said...

Great artists and great songs :)

Anonymous said...

Some of my favorite music ~ Great post for S ~ and lovely blog ^_^

Thanks for 'visiting' and commenting.

Anonymous said...

Some of my favorite music ~ Great post for S ~ and lovely blog ^_^

Thanks for 'visiting' and commenting.

Erin said...

I love Simon and Garfunkel too! Such beautiful music. Thanks for posting these videos today!

Lola said...

Lovely *S* post – great memories of two of the greatest performers of all time!

Love the post and pics!

Have a great weekend too,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Christie Cottage said...

Some great music! Takes me back... LOL

Stopping by from Blogging Buddies

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

hello darkness my old friend...

love it!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I love, love, love, Simon and Garfunkel. I collect vinyl and theirs are some of my favorites. I listened to them a lot when I was painting the guest room a couple of weeks ago. :-)

Riet said...

All my favorites too. Love them.

storybeader said...

I've always loved Simon and Garfunkel. I still listen to Paul Simon's solo music - his African music is so moving! And I've always love Ray Charles too. I have fond memories of listening to his music on the radio when I was a little girl... Whoopee, great blog to listen to! {:-D

Naperville Now said...

we got to hear S & G in Chicago a few years ago -- it was awesome. There was a jumbotron screen behind them, where they projected images from when they were young, in school and first starting out. Just loved it. Great S post.

Kathleen said...

Great music memories! I still have some of their vinyl. LOL

Judy Nolan said...

Remember slam books? Whenever I was handed one in middle school and I came to a page, asking for my favorite musical group, I wrote down Simon & Garfunkel. Still love their music today!

Jenny said...

Simon & Garfunkel are one of my favorites...

I remember Seeing them in concert many moons ago...

Spectacular post for the letter S...

It definitely Stirred up Some very fond memories...


Splendid Little Stars said...

thoroughly enjoyable post!
I've been listening to the recordings on it for several days now.
great musicians, all!


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