Did You Know: Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence”

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simon and garfunkel Did You Know: Simon & Garfunkels The Sound Of Silence

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On ‘Tickets @ 2′ today it’s “The Sound Of Silence” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Simon & Garfunkel[/lastfm]. The first recording was an acoustic version on their first album, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM, which sold about 2000 copies. When the album tanked, Simon and Garfunkel split up.

What they didn’t know was that their record company had a plan. A producer named Bob Johnston overdubbed electric instruments, taking advantage of the folk-rock movement for the version we know now.

It became a huge hit and got them back together. Paul Simon took six months to write the lyrics, which are about man’s lack of communication with his fellow-man. He averaged one line a day.

When you hear it between two and three we’ll take caller #5 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win tickets to “The Wizard of Oz” with soundtrack by The Pacific Symphony at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, plus  dinner for two at Black Angus Steakhouse, visit Black Angus Steakhouse for the best steak of your life!

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