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Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘America’

“America” by Simon & Garfunkel was originally released on their 1968 album Bookends, and tells the story of young lovers traveling across the United States to “look for America.” The song also serves as a metaphor for “America’s sense of restlessness and confusion during the year that saw…

How ‘The Sound Of Silence’ Became A Surprise Hit – Smithsonian

It’s been 50 years since Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” topped Billboard magazine’s pop singles chart. But … if Columbia Records producer Tom Wilson hadn’t taken the initiative, without the singers’ knowledge, to dub a rock rhythm section over their folk rendition, the song never would have become…