[Imc-bigmuddy] Simon and Garfunkel at SIUC
allank at webtv.net
Mon Apr 27 08:39:57 PDT 2009
Some of you (a few of you anyway) might be interested in the following:
A few days ago I bought the recently-released album CD titled "Simon
and Garfunkel -- Live 1969."
This album includes songs performed by them to a big crowd at the SIU
Arena in Carbondale on November 8, 1969.
It is noteworthy that this November 1969 tour was their last tour
together for 13 years.
Also noteworthy is the fact that of the six cities on this tour
Carbondale is the only small town on the list. All the other cities are
either quite large or at least medium-sized.
The others are: New York's Carnegie Hall, the Long Beach Arena, Toledo,
Detroit, and St. Louis.
Of the 17 songs on the Simon and Garfunkel CD, five were recorded in
They are: "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)," "Mrs.
Robinson" (from the motion picture "The Graduate,") "So Long, Frank
Lloyd Wright," "The Sound of Silence," and "I Am a Rock."
I make brief mention of the Simon and Garfunkel concert in my little
book "SIUC's Days of Dissent." However, I have to say that, although I
was a graduate student at SIUC at the time, I did not attend the
concert. I wish I had done so.
However, we are fortunate that the music lives on in this new CD. I
might add that the CD includes "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (as sung in
New York) even though their album by that name wasn't released until
January of 1970.
Allan H. Keith
Voice mail -- 217-235-0995 and also 217-246-1935
PO Box 882
Mattoon IL 61938
another email address:
akeith_us at yahoo.com
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