The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence is a song that propelled Simon & Garfunkel to popularity in the mid sixties. Paul Simon wrote it in response to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, and the duo began to play it in New York folk clubs. It was then released on their 1964 debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. The album was a flop and Simon & Garfunkel split up and went their separate ways. The following year their producer at Colombia Records, Tom Wilson, mucked around with the song, adding electric guitar and drums, and released it as a single without even consulting Simon or Garfunkel. By the end of 1965 The Sound of Silence was No.1 in the US charts. Needless to say, Simon & Garfunkel reunited, and the rest is history…

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11 Responses to The Sound of Silence

  1. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob,
    I expect you do not want to hear me.
    A few weeks ago, France was recording fifteen times as many covid cases as were recorded in the United Kingdom.
    Today France records eight times less than the United Kingdom.
    So France is doing things right and the U.K. has fucked Up.
    The India variant is now thought to be 98% of all cases in the U.K. It is 70% more transmissable than the Kent variant. It is also more DEADLY.

    It will come to FRANCE.

    Batten down your hatches or take the cool aid.

  2. Freddy says:

    India-Covid getting out of control in U.K.
    today U.K. posted covid figures
    almost fifty times that of France.

    We had it firmly under control
    now it has escaped.

  3. Freddy says:

    The notorious Delta variant has not left FRANCE unscathed as the strain’s presence has increased since last week and now accounts for up to one in five Covid-19 cases in the country.
    French Health Minister Olivier Veran expressed grave concern about how rapidly Delta is spreading throughout FRANCE.

    In the U.K. the India covid seeks out the unvaccinated.

  4. Freddy says:

    U.K. seem to be doing quite well at sport.
    Mark Cavendish U.K. doing well in Tour de France.
    England doing quite well in the Euros.
    We also still have a couple of people left in Wimbledon.

    Our Freedom Day is ( at the moment) set for ninetenth of July, that’s when we can cast off the covid gloom and go mental with exuberance.

    When is Freedom Day for France?

  5. Freddy says:

    It’s coming home

    British rider Mark Cavendish on Friday equalled Eddy Merckx’s record for most Tour de France stage victories after claiming his 34th win.

    Friday’s stage victory in Carcassonne is the fourth for Cavendish so far during this Tour de France.

  6. Freddy says:

    The Sound of Silence

    Rob, you seem to have stopped posting?

    England lost the football to Italy.
    However we did put up a good show, it is usually penalties where we are let down.

    People in England are now holding our breath, India-Covid is completely rampant, yet we are modestly expecting Freedom day on nineteenth of July,
    that is De-Mob-Day for England.

  7. Freddy says:

    Hello Rob, I hope you are doing alright.
    I have just heard that your old chum Craig Murray is to be sent to prison.
    Great Britain seems to be doing quite well in the Japan Olympics.
    We have now had ten days of freedom, nothing bad has happened, so far.
    How is France doing?

  8. Freddy says:

    Germany will start offering coronavirus vaccinations for all children and teenagers aged 12 and older, top health officials said Monday.
    As from Monday, the U.K. has walked through the door marked “Freedom” two weeks ago.
    Nothing bad has yet happened.
    We currently have twice as many gold medals as France?

    Come on Rob, you need a new post.

  9. Freddy says:

    United Kingdom is starting to get out of control with covid, most days now over 30,000 new cases a day, deaths also rising, Northern Ireland is the worse.Almost bo restrictions as to what you can do, now.

    Rob, maybe you should try a new post?

  10. Freddy says:

    We came second in the football and first in the tennis.
    Why do the French let so many immigrants into France, then direct then to the English Channel. Our Home Secretary is going to push then back into French waters, we do not want them.

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