History Music / SimonAndGarfunkel

11th Nov '17 8:31:44 AM Mdumas43073
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11th Nov '17 8:30:36 AM Mdumas43073
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11th Nov '17 8:28:36 AM Mdumas43073
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* ChristmasSongs:

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* ChristmasSongs:ChristmasSongs: Although both men are Jewish they still managed to record several of these.
16th Oct '17 7:31:38 AM Discord_and_Dine
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** That song where Simon wishes he could be a hammer rather than a nail or a forest rather than a street? It's called "El Condor Pasa", not "If I Could".
4th Sep '17 10:43:49 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Simon considered singing "Bridge Over Troubled Water", but gave it to Garfunkel instead. He now claims he regrets doing so, as he would get jealous while the crowd cheered at Garfunkel for signing a song he wrote and helped produce.
11th Jun '17 1:24:33 PM mlsmithca
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** The singer in "I Am a Rock" has "built walls, a fortress deep and mighty, that none may penetrate" and spends his time shut up in his room with his books and his poetry, touching no-one and being touched by no-one.
** The title character of "A Most Peculiar Man" was largely a mystery to the other people in his building, as he kept almost entirely to himself, and what little interaction he had with others was fractious at best.

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** The singer in "I Am a Rock" has "built walls, a fortress deep and mighty, that none may penetrate" and spends his time shut up in his room with his books and his poetry, touching no-one and being touched by no-one.
no-one. This is a personal choice; he says he has "no need of friendship" and says of love that "if I'd never loved, I never would have cried".
** The This appears to be the case with the title character of in "A Most Peculiar Man" Man", who is described as having had no friends, not being friendly to anyone he met, and giving the impression of preferring to lead a solitary existence. The last verse reveals that the truth was largely a mystery to the other people in his building, more complicated, as he kept almost entirely to himself, and what little was DrivenToSuicide by some sort of inner torment, but his lack of human interaction means that he had with others was fractious at best.took the reason for his pain to his grave, leaving him remembered only as an anti-social shut-in.
2nd Jun '17 4:07:07 AM Aquila89
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** "Kathy's Song" directly names Paul Simon's sometime girlfriend Kathy Chatty (who is also the Kathy in "America" and several other songs).
** The Emily of "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" is sometimes said to refer to American poet Emily Dickinson, although other interpretations hold that she is also Kathy Chatty, or even a more abstract source of solace rather than necessarily a lover.

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** "Kathy's Song" directly names Paul Simon's sometime girlfriend Kathy Chatty Chitty (who is also the Kathy in "America" and several other songs).
** The Emily of "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" is sometimes said to refer to American poet Emily Dickinson, although other interpretations hold that she is also Kathy Chatty, Chitty, or even a more abstract source of solace rather than necessarily a lover.



* WanderlustSong: "America" is a fictionalised account of a journey Paul Simon undertook with his then-girlfriend Kathy Chatty to satisfy their desire to travel across America in search of what made the country what it was.

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* WanderlustSong: "America" is a fictionalised account of a journey Paul Simon undertook with his then-girlfriend Kathy Chatty Chitty to satisfy their desire to travel across America in search of what made the country what it was.
20th May '17 11:36:13 AM AnotherGuy
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* NukeEm: "The Sun Is Burning" features two sunsets -- one is not the sun.
23rd Apr '17 12:18:03 PM bt8257
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With the release of "The Sounds of Silence", Simon & Garfunkel became one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of folk-rock alongside Music/TheByrds. The song was also their first hit on the pop charts, reaching the number one spot on New Year's Day in 1966. Subsequent hits included "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", and "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", which combined the English folk ballad "Scarborough Fair" with an anti-war poem sung in counterpoint, Later, their fame took an ever bigger boost when their music was used in the film ''Film/TheGraduate'', which not only included their older songs (which was rare at that time for film) but also new material like "Mrs. Robinson."

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With the release of "The Sounds of Silence", Simon & Garfunkel became one of the {{Trope Codifier}}s of folk-rock alongside Music/TheByrds. The song was also their first hit on the pop charts, reaching the number one spot on New Year's Day in 1966. Subsequent hits included "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", and "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", which combined the English folk ballad "Scarborough Fair" with an anti-war poem sung in counterpoint, counterpoint. Later, their fame took an ever bigger boost when their music was used in the film ''Film/TheGraduate'', which not only included their older songs (which was rare at that time for film) but also new material like "Mrs. Robinson."
Robinson".
19th Apr '17 11:32:13 AM Divra
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* HaveAGayOldTime:

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* HaveAGayOldTime: The lyrics for "Homeward Bound" use the term "one-night stand" to mean "a one-off performance by a touring act" rather than "a sexual encounter with no expectation of further interaction". Both terms would have been used at the time, and might still be understood, but now the sexual meaning has completely taken over.
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