- to be continued
September 10, 1966
When the album “Still cray after all these years” was released I was almost 19.
And this album still means a lot to me. I used to work at the local record shop, besides attending school.
But I never thought about the picture on the cover too much. It was the music that was important. Paul on the fire-escape at a New York building. The hat, yes, that made some impression. But did you ever wonder where it was taken exactly? Not me, living at the other side of the world, I could not have imagined it too.
But there’s one person who got curious and tried to find it. It was Crosby Street in NYC. The result was presented here:
And also the picture of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Wednesday Morning 3 AM” has been subject to his search for the exact location.
Where was the picture on the front cover of ” Simon & Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits ” taken ?7 East 94th Street, NYC is the location. Paul lived in a townhouse, where the famous Andres Segovia had live before. See here for the extra info.
And now, there are more pictures now that I wonder where they were taken. Visit the blog and have a great time.
And did you also like the album ‘ After the Goldrush ” by Neil Young? Find about the location of the frontcover here as well:
I don’t use Facebook, today I liked it.
In 1982 Simon & Garfunkel, on their first reunion tour, visited Japan. For the Japanes fans it was long awaited visit, as they never performed there before as a duo.
The played 5 shows in 2 cities,Osaka and Tokyo:
1982-05-07 Osaka Japan Osaka Stadium
1982-05-08 Osaka Japan Osaka Stadium
1982-05-10 Tokyo Japan Ko-rakuen Stadium
1982-05-11 Tokyo Japan Ko-rakuen Stadium
1982-05-12 Tokyo Japan Ko-rakuen Stadium
Click on the above link and you will find a report of this visit. It is in Japanese, but the pictures will also tell the story. Maybe one of the Japanese readers might be able to give as a translation in due time.
These shows were (partly) recorded by fans in the audience. If there were any radio-broadcasts were planned, is not known to me. Info about these will be shared soon.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were already performing in the NYC area before they were really famous. Until now only dates have surfaced, but with no evidence further at all. To my big surprise if found this one on Tumblr today:
2 pictures of Paul and Art performing at The Bitter End in New York City, October 20th 1964.
I knew that they performed at The Bitter End, but now it seems confirmed!
Tomorrow the European leg of the ” Stranger to stranger” tour will start in Berlin.
Here are the dates:
2016-10-20, Berlin, DE, Tempodrom
2016-10-22, Gothenburg, SE, Scandinavium
2016-10-24, Stockholm, SE, Stockholm Waterfront
2016-10-25, Stockholm, SE, Stockholm Waterfront
2016-10-27, Oslo, NO Spektrum
2016-10-29, Aalborg, DK Gigantium
2016-10-31, Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
2016-11-01, Brussels, BE Forest National
2016-11-03, Bournemouth, UK Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)
2016-11-04, Cardiff, UK Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
2016-11-07, London, UK Royal Albert Hall
2016-11-08, London, UK Royal Albert Hall
2016-11-10, Manchester, UK O2 Apollo
2016-11-12, Nottingham, UK Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
2016-11-13, Paris, FR Palais des Congres
2016-11-15, Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
2016-11-17, Bizkaia, ES Bilbao Exhibition Centre
2016-11-18, Madrid, ES Barclaycard Center
2016-11-21, Dublin, IE 3Arena
Check http://www.paulsimon.com regularly for updates.
On January 15 Simon & Garfunkel played a concert at the University of Detroit. It was reviewed in the Detroit Free Press of January 17, 1967.
You can read the complete review here:
Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel joined the 1968 campaign of governor Eugene McCarthy, who was running for president that year.
As far as I know the following three dates, were the shows they did for that campaign:
1968-04-18 Palestra, University of Penssylvania (Eugene McCarthy Benefit)
1968-05-02 Indianapolis, USA, Coliseum (Eugene McCarthy Benefit)
1968-05-07 Indiana (Eugene McCarthy Benefit)
There might have been more. Simon & Garfunkel performed in various cities around the mentioned dates above as well. But to my knowledge so far, these were not connected to the McCarthy campaign.
This week I have been adding a lot of advertisements to both 1967 and 1968 concert lists.
Here’s one 1968 example: