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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…

Simon & Garfunkel ‘The Complete Columbia Albums Collection’ To Be Released On Vinyl And ‘The Concert In Central Park’ To Be Released On CD/DVD For First Time & Vinyl

Legacy Recordings Set to Release ‘Simon & Garfunkel – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection’ on 180gram Audiophile Vinyl and ‘Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park’ on CD/DVD for the First Time and 12″ Vinyl

PBS to Air “Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park” Film in August…

‘Simon & Garfunkel – The Complete Albums Collection’ Released November 24

Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings Set to Release Simon & Garfunkel – The Complete Albums Collection on Monday, November 24, 2014

Monumental Box Set Includes 5 Studio Albums, 4 Live Albums, The Graduate Soundtrack and 1972’s 14x Platinum Selling Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits

NEW YORK — Columbia…

Simon & Garfunkel 50th Anniversary Of ‘The Sound Of Silence’ Recording

Today their acclaim is universal but in 1964 Simon & Garfunkel’s debut LP Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. … only sold about 2,000 copies. A mix of Paul Simon originals, folk covers and traditional tunes, its highlight was a Simon composition recorded on March 10, 1964, “The Sounds of Silence.”