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Today In Music: Simon & Garfunkel's 'Sound Of Silence"

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Simon and Garfunkel

January 1, 1966
Today in music, [lastfm]Simon and Garfunkel[/lastfm] started a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with “The Sound Of Silence”. Written in the aftermath of JFK’s assassination, it was their second most popular hit next to “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.

“The Sound Of Silence” was originally written by Paul Simon in 1964 for the duo’s debut album Wednesday Morning 3 A.M. With little success, the duo split for a few years, but re-joined after a remix of “The Sound Of Silence” became a hit in 1966.

Featured on their next studio album, The Sound Of Silence, it was later included on the soundtrack for the film The Graduate.


What’s your favorite Simon And Garfunkel song?.

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