Posts from 29th September 2006

Sep 06

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”

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#283, 28th March 1970

Eurosleeve shows S&G as cop show rejectsThe most celebrated track on the biggest-selling album of the 1970s in Britain, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” has become a marbled standard and it’s hard to step back from that and listen to the thing. Maybe it’s useful to leave it in its immediate context and compare it to “Wan’drin Star”, especially as I’m about to give it the same mark.


Poptimism – Lesson Sixteen – Tom Ewing’s Popular 60s

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1960: Apache – The Shadows

1961: Johnny Remember Me – John Leyton

1962: Telstar – The Tornadoes

1963: She Loves You – The Beatles

1964: It’s Over – Roy Orbison