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Simon & Garfunkel

The Sounds Of Silence

Rock
  • Folk
  • Rock
  • Musical
  • Space
  • Pop
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1966
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1969
  • 1964
  • 1957

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“The Sound of Silence” is the song that propelled the 1960s folk music duo Simon & Garfunkel to popularity. It was written in February 1964 by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the 1963 assination of John F. Kennedy. An initial version prefered by the band was remixed and sweetened, and, ironically has become known as “quintessential folk rock release”. In the U.S., it was the duo’s second most popular hit after “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. The song features Simon on acoustic guitar and both singing. It was originally recorded as an acoustic piece for their first album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. in 1964 but on the initiative of the record company’s producer, Tom Wilson, it was later overdubbed with drums (Bobby Gregg), electric bass (Bob Bushnell) and electric guitar (Al... Read on...

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