History Trivia / SimonAndGarfunkel

29th Jul '15 4:24:28 AM astrakhan
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Some of the extra instrumentals on "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" were from DaveBrubeckQuartet members Joe Morello and Eugene Wright.
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Some of the extra instrumentals on "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" were from DaveBrubeckQuartet DaveBrubeck Quartet members Joe Morello and Eugene Wright.
29th Jul '15 4:24:11 AM astrakhan
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Some of the extra instrumentals on "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" were from DaveBrubeckQuartet members Joe Morello and Eugene Wright.
25th May '15 1:54:31 PM Schroeder1174
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: "Thirty dollars pays your rent/On Bleecker Street" ** Though it's a reference to Judas and those thirty pieces of silver, a metaphor used a few times by the duo.
12th May '14 8:35:27 PM Twentington
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* HeyItsThatVoice: The newscaster voice on "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night" is Charlie O'Donnell, a longtime DJ and game show announcer who was probably best known for announcing ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' and ''Series/WheelOfFortune''.
11th Nov '13 3:48:32 PM Sen
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example of this is responsible for the duo's entire ''career''. Short history: they first released "The Sounds of Silence" in 1964 in a completely acoustic version on their debut album. Said album tanked, then the two split and Simon moved to England. A year later, TheByrds spearheaded the folk-rock movement with their electrified covers of BobDylan songs. Sensing an opportunity, in June 1965 Dylan's producer Tom Wilson took the original backing track and overdubbed electric guitar, bass and drums, borrowing members of Dylan's backing band. Not bothering to consult either Simon or Garfunkel, the new version of the song was released as a single and slowly climbed up to #1. Simon returned from England, reunited with Garfunkel and the two went on to more success.
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* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example of this is responsible for the duo's entire ''career''. Short history: they first released "The Sounds of Silence" in 1964 in a completely acoustic version on their debut album. Said album tanked, then the two split and Simon moved to England. A year later, TheByrds spearheaded the folk-rock movement with their electrified covers of BobDylan songs. Sensing an opportunity, in June 1965 Dylan's producer Tom Wilson took the original backing track and overdubbed electric guitar, bass and drums, borrowing members of Dylan's backing band. (If you listen closely, you can actually hear the band go out of sync with the original recording at one point.) Not bothering to consult either Simon or Garfunkel, the new version of the song was released as a single and slowly climbed up to #1. Simon returned from England, reunited with Garfunkel and the two went on to more success.
3rd Sep '13 6:14:19 PM Ezclee4050
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** Though they only agreed to if the execs promised they'd never pull a stunt like that without telling them first.
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** Though they only agreed to if the execs promised they'd never pull a stunt like that without telling them first.first. * WhatCouldHaveBeen: Simon's 1983 album ''Hearts and Bones'' was originally conceived as a Simon & Garfunkel reunion album, but once recording began the duo started bickering and Garfunkel wound up leaving the project.
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