Simon & Garfunkel

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Preserved in National Recording Registry

The National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress has announced 25 recordings selected for preservation, and Pink Floyd’s legendary The Dark Side of the Moon, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend, is among […]

03/22/2013

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Art Garfunkel: Not Missing, But “Recovering”

Over the weekend, rumors began to circulate that Art Garfunkel was missing, after he missed two concerts in Sweden. Garfunkel’s publicist tells CBS Local that “Due to an unforeseen vocal issue, Art Garfunkel was forced to cancel two shows in Sweden over the weekend. He’s currently back in New York, recovering.”

10/02/2012

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5 Memorable Fictional Characters In Song Lyrics

There’s no rule that songwriters must write about themselves or even people they know. In fact, fictional character as song protagonist is a common trick. While the list is virtually endless, here are five of the most memorable fictional characters immortalized in music.

09/21/2012

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Classic Rock’s 5 Most Surprising Reconciliations

Attribute it to the power of friendship, or maybe just the power of money, but even rock’s most bitter breakups have often resulted in reunions. Let’s take a look at the five most surprising reconciliations in the classic rock world.

06/21/2012

On stage with Stephen Stills (L), Graham Nash (C), and David Crosby (R) (Getty Images/Robert Vos/AFP)

Rock Flashback: The Stephen Stills-Graham Nash-Rita Coolidge Triangle

If you need a Christmas gift for a music fan or want to put something cool on Santa’s list for yourself, we strongly recommend David Browne’s book Fire and Rain: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]the Beatles[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Simon […]

12/13/2011

Video Classics: ‘Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard’ – Paul Simon

Just what was it that ‘Mama Pajama’ saw down by the schoolyard? The lyrics of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul Simon’s[/lastfm] song “Me and Julio Down by Schoolyard” clearly indicate that the unnamed protagonist and Julio were engaged […]

05/04/2011

Ten Patriotic Songs To Mark This Historic Occasion

Photos: Nation Rejoices At Bin Laden’s Deathview gallery Last night, President Obama gave a televised address to the nation to announce the death of Osama bin Laden as a result of a U.S. strike.  Americans show […]

05/02/2011

Simon & Garfunkel CD/DVD Released

One group that I have always wanted to see live, but never had the chance, is [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Simon & Garfunkel[/lastfm].  There’s a brand new deluxe version of their “Bridge Over Troubled Water” LP in stores this week.  (Remember […]

03/09/2011

Jeffro’s FAVE Elvis Song

Thanks to Steve Goddard and Tom Peake for introducing me to some [lastfm]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] tracks I hadn’t previously heard.  I’ll admit, while I enjoy his music, I’m nowhere near “Elvis historian” status.  I DO have a […]

08/19/2010

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