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How The Wrecking Crew Secretly Recorded Some of the Biggest Hits of the 1960s & 70s

The top flight crew of L.A. studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew acquired their name, legend has it, because they “were wrecking the business for everyone else,” writes Janet Maslin at The New York Times­, meaning older session players who couldn’t keep up. Drummers like Hal Blaine (“who justifiably calls himself ’10 of Your Favorite Drummers’ on his Web site”) and guitarists like Tommy Tedesco and Carol Kaye could play anything put in front of them perfectly, in one take, with th...
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Rickie Lee Jones talks ‘Last Chance Texaco’ and tales of music, heartache, addiction and family

Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones says she decided to write her life story for one simple reason. The material was just so good. “I know I have great stories to tell,” she says recently by phone from her home in New Orleans. “I’ve told a few to audiences in live shows, and told them to friends, and watched them play in my head again and again.” Readers can now get the chance to experience these tales themselves in Jones’s memoir, “Last Chance Texaco,” which hit stores on April 6. She recounts t...
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Paul Simon Sells Song Catalog to Sony Music Publishing

Sony Music Publishing announced it has acquired the song catalog of Paul Simon, one of the most successful and influential songwriters of the past 75 years. The milestone deal includes Paul Simon’s classic songs spanning more than six decades, from his time as a member of Simon & Garfunkel, through his extraordinary career as a […]
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Songclip raises $11M to bring more licensed music to social media

The team behind Songclip thinks that social media could use more music. Yes, music is a big part of the experience on a handful of apps like TikTok and Triller, but Songclip co-founder and COO John vanSuchtelen told me, “That is not the end of how music is going to be a feature, that is a beginning.” He added, “In the next nine to 12 months … just like you never have a phone without a camera, you’re not going to have an app without music clips as a feature when you make videos.” That’s what va...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Media, Funding, Tech, Vsco, Simon Garfunkel, Blacker, AJR, Steve Greenberg, Triller, Jason Flom, Gregg Smith, John vanSuchtelen


Paul Simon Deconstructs “Mrs. Robinson” (1970)

There’s nothing like having a deadline. When Simon and Garfunkel were called on by director Mike Nichols to provide music for his 1967 comedy The Graduate, the film was already being edited, and the duo were working on the movie studio clock. To hear Simon tell it in this interview with Dick Cavett (from the same interview we featured earlier this week), it was that crunch time that produced one of their best songs, and their biggest hit, “Mrs. Robinson.” In fact, the song stitched toget...
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Paul Simon Tells the Story of How He Wrote “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)

It takes a certain amount of hubris to write a song like “Bridge Over Troubled Water”—to write, that is, a secular hymn, a non-religious gospel hit for burned-out sixties’ folkies. Maybe only a tragic flaw could inspire a composer “coming off the back of four hit albums and two number one singles in four years” to soothe the disaffection of down-and-out Americans who could see the bottom from where they stood in 1969, a year notorious for its cultural disaffection and political gloom. Pa...
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Hear Spandau Ballet’s Unreleased Sophisti-Pop Cover Of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” From 1990

Way back in September 1990, Spandau Ballet got together at Master Rock Recording Studios in Kilburn, London to record a new track with Michael Kamen, the film composer and arranger known for his work on movies like Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Highlander. The idea was to put it out on a greatest hits album that Christmas. That never ended up happening. But later this month, Spandau Ballet are releasing another greatest hits album called 40 Years – The Greatest Hits, celebrating the sophisti-po...
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, New Music, Simon, Michael Kamen, Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Kamen, Simon Garfunkel, Spandau Ballet, Simon and Garfunkel, Lifeline, Master Rock Recording Studios, Kilburn London, Paint Me Down 08 Coffee Club, Instinction


The Number Ones So Far

In January of 2018, I was killing time at the gym while my kids were finishing up a swimming class, and I was idly clicking around Tom Ewing’s Popular, a writing project that’s been going on for well over a decade. Ewing has been writing funny, incisive, personal reviews of every song ever to hit #1 on the UK charts, and it’s been one of the best things on the internet for a long time. I found myself wondering about #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, our own American pop chart. Was there a lis...
Tags: Music, UK, Abc, Wikipedia, John Lennon, Best, Dolly Parton, John Oates, Elton John, Paul Mccartney, Smokey Robinson, Elvis Presley, Miami, James Taylor, Lists, Jackson


Second Good Music… Comp Features 77 Previously Unreleased Tracks From Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Jenny Lewis, & More

Earlier this month, a bunch of artists came together to release a limited-time-only benefit compilation called Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy that was up on Bandcamp for only 24 hours before it was removed. This Friday (10/2) is Bandcamp's next Bandcamp Friday, when the service waives their revenue share, … More »
Tags: Music, News, Pink Floyd, The War On Drugs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Mark Ronson, Little Dragon, Arcade Fire, Killer Mike, Whitney, Nina Simone, Jenny Lewis, Fleet Foxes, Joe Cocker


Disturbed – “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” (Sting Cover)

Disturbed have released a cover of Sting's 1993 Grammy-winning track "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You." The band had quite a bit of success with a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound Of Silence" a few years ago -- it became their highest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 when … More »
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Biden campaign tries to dunk on the Republican National Convention by parodying Simon & Garfunkel

The Biden campaign has just taken its boomer credentials to a new level.Monday marked the first night of the Republican National Convention, and yes, it packed a lot of falsehoods into its few hours. But before it decided to get to the facts in a Tuesday email, Democratic nominee Joe Biden's campaign first took a detour to a place no one needed it to go: a low-effort parody of Simon & Garfunkel.> Biden campaign responds to the first night of the RNC by playing off of Simon & Garfunkel lyrics...
Tags: News, Paul Simon, Joe Biden, Biden, Rnc, Simon, Garfunkel, Simon Garfunkel, Tiffany Trump, David Freedlander, Melania Trump Pam Bondi, RNC Melania Trump


"After 59 years of friendship, laughter, tears, jail cells and lost brain bells [sic], we have handed over our lovely lead singer Wayne Fontana to the big band in rock and roll heaven."

Wrote Peter Noone ("Herman"), quoted in "Wayne Fontana, British singer who topped US charts with Game of Love, dies aged 74" (The Guardian). Born Glyn Geoffrey Ellis in the Levenshulme area of Manchester, Fontana took his stage name from the Elvis Presley drummer DJ Fontana. Backed by his band, the Mindbenders, he released his debut single in 1963 and further singles grew ever more successful: Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um reached No 5 in the UK in 1964, with The Game of Love reaching No 2 the followin...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Law, Wikipedia, New York City, US, Fire, Elvis Presley, Driving, Wine, Gore, Slang, 1960s, Sam Cooke, Phil Collins


Before ‘Hamilton’ (The Successes and Failures That Paved the Way)

I am not throwin’ away my shot! I am not throwin’ away my shot! Hey yo, I’m just like my country I’m young scrappy and hungry Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) Singer/songwriter Paul Simon preceded Hamilton—the play, not the person. And I sure hope he knows it. I just learned over the weekend how […]
Tags: Disney, Paul Simon, Filmmaking, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Simon & Garfunkel, Ron Chernow, Derek Walcott, Screenwriting, Hamilton: An American Musical, The Capeman


Marissa Nadler – “Old Friends/Bookends” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

The last time Bandcamp did one of their , spectral folk singer/future AI pop star Marissa Nadler dropped an EP of covers. Today, Bandcamp is doing their thing again, and so is Nadler, who's just shared a new cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Old Friends/Bookends." … More »
Tags: Music, Paul Simon, Simon, Simon Garfunkel, Bandcamp, Marissa Nadler, Simon and Garfunkel, Nadler


Paul Simon praises 'extraordinary' rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by health workers

Paul Simon has praised "brave" health care workers who recorded an emotional rendition of the hit Simon & Garfunkel single "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
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Watch Ben Gibbard Play The Cure, R.E.M., Spiritualized, & More In Another All-Covers Livestream

Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard was an early adopter in the wave of livestreamed concerts that has arisen while many people isolate themselves in their homes to combat the spread of COVID-19. Sunday, for the 13th straight day, Gibbard sat down at home in Seattle and broadcast himself playing songs on YouTube. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Daryl Hall, John Oates, The Cure, Seattle, Morrissey, Death Cab For Cutie, Kris Kristofferson, Cutie, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Ben Gibbard, Spiritualized


Soothing, Uplifting Resources for Parents & Caregivers Stressed by the COVID-19 Crisis

When COVID-19 closed schools and shuttered theaters and concert venues, response was swift. Stars ranging from the Cincinnati zoo’s hippo Fiona to Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda leapt to share free content with suddenly homebound viewers. Coldplay’s frontman, Chris Martin, separated from his bandmates by international borders, played a mini gig at home, as did country star Keith Urban, with his wife, Nicole Kidman, lurking in the background. Choreographer Debbie Allen got people off the c...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Life, Bbc, Nature, Nicole Kidman, Newcastle, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Shakespeare, Keith Urban, Hayao Miyazaki, Hamilton, Cincinnati


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

A musical diversion today, in fact an outing, and please stand up and take a bow Andrea Hoile (in fact have a medal too) because I have you to thank for this... Andrea mentioned, on the post celebrating the fiftieth birthday of Bridge Over Troubled Water, that the stage show The Simon & Garfunkel Story was playing for one night only at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth on Sunday March 1st. We're quite fond of the place but had lapsed recently and not checked the programme, and so dashing on line in...
Tags: Books, New York, Mexico, Paul Simon, 2020, Plymouth, Emily Dickinson, Central Park, Simon, Andrea, Tom, Kathy, Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel, Albert Hall, Simon Garfunkel


Millennials Have More in Common with Their Parents than You Think When it Comes to Home

Coldwell Banker Launches “Guiding You Home” Campaign: New Ad Features Iconic Song “Homeward Bound” by Simon & Garfunkel and New Survey Reveals What Americans of All Generations Want When It Comes to Real Estate Madison, NJ – March 10, 2020 (PRNewswire) Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) brand, today announces its spring campaign, “Guiding You Home.” The campaign includes a new national ad premiering next week during the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament and a compr...
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Erin Pringle's Playlist for Her Novel "Hezada! I Miss You"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Erin Pringle's novel Hezada! I Miss You is a moving and compelling examination of love and loss in small town America. In her own words, here is Erin Pringle's Book Notes music pla...
Tags: Music, England, New York, Lana Del Rey, Norah Jones, America, Neil Young, Sufjan Stevens, David, Billy Joel, Mcdonalds, Barbie, Frank Sinatra, Duran Duran, Kfc, Alice


Bridge is Fifty Years Old...

Forget that it is forty-five years ago this weekend since I met Bookhound...no, the really important anniversary of the weekend is this... It was fifty years ago today, January 26th 1970, that Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel hit the record shops. I bought my copy for 25/- from my Mum’s Trafford’s catalogue and paid it back at 2/6d a week from my wages as a Saturday girl in Woolworth’s on Wallington High Street. I still have the LP (of course I do, this is me) ...though I d...
Tags: Books, London, 2020, Frank, Woolworth, Garfunkel, Albert Hall, Simon Garfunkel, Cecilia, Dovegreyreader, Bookhound, Lloyd Wright, Trafford, Wallington High Street, El Condor Pasa, Joni Anyone


"That Simon & Garfunkel-referencing track is drawing a lot of attention for the video, which depicts a fictionalized account of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting from the perspective of the shooter."

I'm reading "Eminem’s Juvenile Shock Tactics Ruin Surprise New Album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’" (Daily Beast) and the part that interests me is "Simon & Garfunkel-referencing." The track is called "Darkness," so I'm thinking "Hello, Darkness, my old friend...." Rather than read on about how "Em can’t seem to resist his own adolescent tendencies—and it can make for a muddied listening experience, even on his stronger works," I'm just going to embed the video: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Alt...
Tags: Law, Eminem, Las Vegas, Simon, Garfunkel, Simon Garfunkel, Simon and Garfunkel, Ann Althouse, Las Vegas massacre


Ken Tales Gone Wild: David Wild Dishes on 20 Years With Grammy Legend Ken Ehrlich

A lot will be said in the days and years to come about all the amazing and unforgettable Grammy Moments that Ken Ehrlich has somehow made happen decade after decade live on the Grammy Awards. Likely, a lot of it has already been said by my longtime mentor and lifelong friend Ken himself to Chris Willman […]
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Spotify will now create playlists for your pet

Spotify has just announced a free playlist-creation site for pets. Research suggests that animals have their own music preferences. Hedgehogs possibly don't get enough respect. None Dear Spotify, I am a hedgehog and a regular listener when my human plays Spotify as she works. I would like to point out the bias in your new pet playlist feature. Why are there no playlists for hedgehogs? Hedgehogs rock, and it's high time you overstuffed primates understood this. Sincerely,Snuggles Johnson The st...
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50 moments from 1970 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
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50 moments that shaped entertainment and pop culture 50 years ago

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
Tags: Movies + TV, Things to do, Movies, Music, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV


The 10 Best Movie Soundtracks of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) The first commercially issued movie soundtrack was released in 1937 for Walt Disney ’ s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . Since then, music has been an integral component to the cinematic experience as a means of storytelling and evoking emotion. While films typically possess a score (music composed specifically for a film that is usually instrumental), a soundtrack differs in that it contains previously recorded music matched up to v...
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50 years ago, these were the No. 1 albums and singles of 1970

The calendar said the 1960s were over, but you wouldn’t have known it from the 11 albums that reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1970. There, the sounds of the decade in which rock and roll stormed the mainstream and pushed aside the remnants of Fifties pop music, still ruled supreme. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were the kings of the scene as the ’70s began. Simon & Garfunkel’s farewell album, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was the top-selling album of the year. Its title track was the top-...
Tags: Music, New York City, John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul Simon, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Things To Do, Soccer, Paul Mccartney, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Jackson, Carlos Santana, Beatles


Chromatics – “Burning Bridges”

Chromatics' recent surprise album Closer To Grey opened with a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound Of Silence." And now they're leaning even harder into the '60s folk vibes with their new The Sound Of Silence EP, which bundles two versions of "The Sound Of Silence" with their cover of … More »
Tags: Music, Grey, Chromatics, Simon Garfunkel


Erika Dreifus's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "Birthright"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Erika Dreifus’s Birthright is an impressive debut poetry collection (following her short-story collection Quiet Americans). Sivan Butler-Rotholz wrote of the book: “With its hon...
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