• Simon And Garfunkel live in the Netherlands 1966
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Simon and Garfunkel in the Netherlands. Comments about the luke warm reaction from the public. I remember Janis Joplin complaining about that too.

But we’re we unable to understand what we were witnessing? Do I have to make a list of people who played all over the NL long before there were famous? Or giants who toppled backwards out of Amsterdam windows with horrible results?

Hey, let’s not get carried away.



And tell me what you see.
Enjoy. Yes, I know, there’s Garfunkel & Oats too. But by not posting them, I did @Bill from November Sound a favor.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Simon And Garfunkel live in the Netherlands 1966
Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 16:20:32
What a find! @LePlongeur   Simon & Garfunkel were hardly rockers though. I read something about their early days I'll share. Their first album was not remarkable, and  was along the lines of traditional folk music. Imagine a couple of Jewish kids from Queens singing "Go Tell On The  Mountain".

Garfunkel went back to college and Simon went to England. To the surprise of someone in the record company "Sound Of Silence" was starting to get played on college radio stations. Bob Dylan had released "Like A Rolling Stone" so the record company remixed the song adding drums, electric guitars, etc re-released it and the rest is history.

I don't know if there is a lesson for the aspiring singer - songwriters on the forum in this. So much more music is released today uncontrolled by the record companies.   


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Re: Simon And Garfunkel live in the Netherlands 1966
Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 09:18:56
Yes, I agree. It's all a bit too Mr. Nice Guy-ish.
It itched in places I never knew I had.

It's been the decent folkie approach at the time to include spirituals. Even the Weavers (hugley influential at the time) and Joan Baez did that.

But I still like these things. A gentle history lesson.

Glad you were in class.
Kind regards, Gus



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