Rob Jones

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel united in their Big Apple hometown. It was the the 1950’s and their initial impact was minimal and as a result the double act were on-off partners for several years. The pair released a few singles – to little effect and their debut album, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M, came out in October 1964 selling a mere 3,000 copies. However, the BBC picked up on the folk duo and that connection set their blaze to glory alight. They recorded a BBC session which was broadcast soon thereafter across the nation. At the start of 1967 Simon & Garfunkel had gained fame and continued to prosper until their final album together Bridge Over Troubled Water. The set on offer catches stellar moments across 27 tracks, 65 minutes and the period 1965-1970. This is a collection from the BBC with particular highlights from Manchester and London concerts. Stellar artists making stellar recordings during a stellar era. Hello diligence my old friend…..