From 1965 to 1970, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel blended folk and rock on a series of Simon-written classics, bolstered by Garfunkel’s gorgeous lead and harmonious vocals. We’ll get a glimpse into how two Jewish boys growing up in Queens in the 50’s who attended the same elementary school and lived three blocks away from each other created poetic imagery that stands the test of time. Let’s celebrate Paul Simon’s 82nd birthday today as Rock historian and author Richie Unterberger presents and discusses film clips from the duo’s prime, including hits like “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” We’ll also get a taste of of early-1970s solo Simon and some of their lesser-known repertoire.
Author and rock historian Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including volumes on the Beatles, the Who, the Velvet Underground, Bob Marley, and 1960s folk-rock. He teaches courses on rock and soul music history at several Bay Area colleges. His latest book, San Francisco: Portrait of a City, was published by Taschen in 2022.
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