Simon and Garfunkel; Poetry to the People

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“Fools”, said I, “you do not know”
Silence like a cancer grows
– “The Sound of Silence”, Sounds of Silence (1966)

Simon & Garfunkel were an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit “Hey, Schoolgirl“.

As the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single “The Sound of Silence”. Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness.

“I write from instinct, from inexplicable sparkle. … I wait till I come across a pleasing accident. Then I start to develop it.” Paul Simon

 “Poetry to the People”

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that…

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