Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel formed in 1957 as Tom & Jerry and had minor success, as Simon & Garfunkel the two rose to fame in 1965 with the hit “The Sound of Silence” which was in the hit movie The Graduate. Their genres include soft rock, folk rock and world music. They have multiple Grammy Awards, Brit Award and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. All questions about the lives of this duo and their music can be found here.
What is the meaning of the lyrics Sound of Silence?
For the meaning of this song, you may wish to consider the introduction by Art Garfunkel in this early live performance on YouTube at the Related Link. Also note the original title is "Sounds" not "Sound" of Silence. (later renamed) "The Sound of Silence" was first released on Simon and Garfunkel's initial album, "Wednesday Morning, 3 AM." The album sold only two thousand copies. After watching their album sink, Simon and Garfunkel parted ways; however this was not the end of their career together....
Who played slide guitar on Simon and Simon theme song?
Joeseph Conlan was supposedly the composer although Barry De Vorzon did a few episodes - Ill be Joeseph would know ...
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Were Simon and Garfunkel paying homage to the Beatles by saying goo goo g'joob Mrs Robinson?
No. "Mrs. Robinson" came out a few months prior to "I Am the Walrus". Also, in "Mrs. Robinson", they say "koo-koo k'choo", not "goo-goo g'joob". ...
When is Simon and Simon season 2 coming out on DVD?
I hope very soon...however, I have "heard" that because sales were not quite so hot regarding Season 1, the second season may not be released. I hope that is just a rumor, and it very well may be considering the onslaught of past television shows that are being released on DVD. It's hard to believe a show as successful as Simon & Simon (Eight seasons!) would not be released considering the multitude of 80's television series', in my opinion, that do...
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What were Simon and Garfunkel's hit songs in 1967?
If you are referring to the album "The Hit Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel" that was released in 1967, the songs featured on the album were as follows: Side 1 "Hey School Girl" "Our Song" "That's My Story" "Teen Age Fool" "Tia-Juana Blues" Side 2 "Dancin' Wild" "Don't Say Goodbye" "Two Teen Agers" "True or False" "Simon Says" ...
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Is Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel A Christian?
No, he's not, but his music shows a strong interest in the topic of God and in spirituality. In a recent video related to the making of his new album, So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon says that "he is not a religious person", but notes that many of the songs on his new album turned out to be about God, though he did not consciously plan it that way. Paul does come from a Jewish background-- his parents were Jewish...
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What year was Scarborough Fair made?
"Scarborough Fair/Canticle" was written by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and released by Simon & Garfunkel in 1966. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th verses, with the introduction of the bass, have an almost subliminal softer, poetic anti-war message behind the lyrics. This theme is repeated not so subliminally in "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" on the same album, "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme". ...
What is the Simon and Garfunkel song Bridge Over Troubled Water about?
It's basically a love song, and it is filled with similes and metaphors, as well as influences from gospel music. The singer says he will be "like a bridge over troubled waters" when the woman he loves is afraid or needs reassurance. He compares himself to a bridge because he wants to be the one she relies on during times of trouble, and he says in this simile that he will lay himself down so that she can walk across to...
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What song is it in the Gap commercial that is by Simon and Garfunkel?
"The 59th Street Bridge Song" alternatively titled "Feelin' Groovy"
What is the meaning of the poem sounds of silence?
This is a song about materialism, apathy and greed in society. It was written during the mid-1960s, during the fusion of folk music and rock music. It was a time when young people were becoming skeptical about what their elders had taught them, as well as a time when the civil rights movement, women's rights movements, and anti-war movement were emerging. Many young people were exploring Asian religions like Buddhism or Hinduism, and some were speaking out against what they saw as...