It was on this day, November 9th 1969 that Simon and Garfunkel went into the studio and recorded what was to become their signature song. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” The recording featured Larry Knectel on Piano, with an assist from The Wrecking Crew. Art Garfunkle felt that Paul should sing the song. But Pual insisted that Art’s voice was better suited for the song, a decision Paul later admitted he regretted.
Upon it’s release in early January 1970, the recording shot to the number one position on The Billboard Chart, where it would stay for six weeks and sell over Six Million copies worldwide!
“Bridge Over Troubled Water would go on to win Five Grammy awards in 1971 including “Song of the year” and “Record of the year”…..
Let’s listen to their masterpiece and reflect on who we were, and where we were the first time we heard it…
Where were you?