At least indirectly, we have the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkel masterpiece Bookends the following year, according to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel here In the Studio. Certainly not in songs or sounds per se, but Art explains that Sgt Pepper… established the album […]
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Happy birthday to Paul Simon (13th) ! Simon and Garfunkel’s” Bridge Over Troubled Water” swept the Grammy Awards 40 years ago with six, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year for the title song.It ranks as #51 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 500 Albums of All Time”,#7 on the BBC’s all time list, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Art Garfunkel joined me In The Studio for this very rare conversation…(more)
The first great rock festival blossomed fifty years ago June 16-17-18 as the Monterey Pop Festival. One of the performers and Artistic Directors, Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel, recalls the pioneering event.
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David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash In the Studio for the 50th anniversary of their debut!
OK, pop quiz: who is runner-up to Elvis Presley as the top album seller singer in America? It’s Billy Joel, the unofficial mayor of New York City who, unlike Bill De Blasio and Michael Bloomberg, is not term limited but holds that distinction for life! Superstar musicians in that rarefied league ( and many more […]
Any serious list of songs of the decade has to include Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for the Seventies,”Every Breath You Take” by The Police for the Eighties, and for the 1990s, R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” from 1991’s Out of Time. Stipe, Buck, and Mills share thoughtful, at times controversial, insights
When it comes to technical innovation in the history of recorded music, certain names top any serious list: Thomas Edison (invented the recorder and phonograph 1878 ); Leo Fender (electric guitar ); Les Paul ( multi-track recording ); Ray Dolby (noise reduction ); Robert Moog (the synthesizer ). But as Beatles producer George Martin proved […]