Legends of Rock & Roll: Simon & Garfunkel - James Hoag

Legends of Rock & Roll: Simon & Garfunkel

By James Hoag

  • Release Date: 2016-05-25
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Do you know who are the most popular duo of all time?

Simon & Garfunkel

This is another in the series of tributes to rock and roll heroes of the past and present. Simon & Garfunkel only produced 5 albums together before breaking up in 1971, but they are the sound of the Sixties and will be remembered for many years to come.

Each had a successful solo career and that also is covered in this book.

You will discover:

Introduction: The kickoff for the book and my thoughts on the group.
The Early Years: The boys grew up together and have known each other almost their whole life.
Tom & Jerry: The story of their first recordings as Tom & Jerry.
Taking a Break From Music: Their first breakup (but not their last)
Signing on to Columbia: They finally get a recording contract. Are they stars overnight?
"The Sound of Silence": The story of the song that kicked off two careers.
Then Lightning Struck: They finally get their big break.
“Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme”: Their famous second album.
The Drug Years: It seems most performers go through them. The years of drug abuse.
"Mrs. Robinson": The story behind, perhaps, their most famous song.
"Catch-22": Art Garkunkel becomes an actor.
"The Boxer": Another of their more famous songs.
Female Companionship: Both Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon get married about the same time.
"Bridge Over Troubled Water": Their last and most successful album.
Paul Simon Alone: The start of the solo years after the breakup.
Art Garfunkel Alone: Art must also face being alone with his talent.
“There Goes Rhymin' Simon”: The second solo album by Paul Simon.
Problems at Home: Being a celebrity is hard on the home life.
"My Little Town": A brief reunion of sorts as they record together again.
"Annie Hall": Paul finally gets his chance to act in a movie.
Carrie Fisher: Did you know Paul was married to Carrie Fisher for a short time?
The Central Park Concert: How many attended and why was it the event of the century?
"Graceland": The interesting story behind one of Paul's most famous and popular albums.
In the Years Since: Bringing the guys up to the present.
Legacy of Simon & Garfunkel: Every Legends book has a section on the notable accomplishments of the performer.
Afterword: My closing thoughts.
Selected Discography: A selected reference of the works of the performers.

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