Simon & Garfunkel
This is magic to your ears.
The National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress has announced 25 recordings selected for preservation, and Pink Floyd’s legendary The Dark Side of the Moon, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend, is among the additions.
Over the weekend, rumors began to circulate that Art Garfunkel was missing, after he missed two concerts in Sweden. Garfunkel’s publicist tells CBS Local that “Due to an unforeseen vocal issue, Art Garfunkel was forced to cancel two shows in Sweden over the weekend. He’s currently back in New York, recovering.”
There’s no rule that songwriters must write about themselves or even people they know. In fact, fictional character as song protagonist is a common trick. While the list is virtually endless, here are five of the most memorable fictional characters immortalized in music.
Attribute it to the power of friendship, or maybe just the power of money, but even rock’s most bitter breakups have often resulted in reunions. Let’s take a look at the five most surprising reconciliations in the classic rock world.
Getting the old band back together is easier said than done. So has been the case for Simon & Garfunkel, who have toured and performed a number of high-profile gigs together through the years but haven’t released a new album since 1970′s Sound of Silence.
As we mentioned yesterday, David Browne’s book Fire and Rain: the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970 would make a great Christmas gift this year. Another story from […]
If you need a Christmas gift for a music fan or want to put something cool on Santa’s list for yourself, we strongly recommend David Browne’s book Fire and Rain: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Beatles[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Simon […]
Just what was it that ‘Mama Pajama’ saw down by the schoolyard? The lyrics of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul Simon’s[/lastfm] song “Me and Julio Down by Schoolyard” clearly indicate that the unnamed protagonist and Julio were engaged […]
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