March 1970 – Bridge Over Troubled Waters

March 1970 – a song popular in this month – Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel

Simon and Garfunkel’s final studio record, Bridge over Troubled Water, was their most successful, becoming one of the world’s best-selling albums.

Interesting facts about Bridge Over Troubled Waters & Simon and Garfunkel –

Art Garfunkel sang this alone, although he thought Simon should have sung it. Says Simon, “Many times I’m sorry I didn’t do it.”

At first, Simon thought the opening lyrics were too simple: “When you’re weary, feeling small. When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all.” He later realized that it was this simplicity that helped give the song a universal appeal.

This was one of the few songs to top the US and UK charts at the same time. It was #1 in the US for six weeks, #1 in the UK for three.

In 1971, this won five Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Contemporary Song, Best Engineered Record, and Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists. The album also won Album of the Year.

Bridge Over Troubled Water was the last album Simon & Garfunkel released before they split up. It is the biggest selling ever for Columbia Records.

This information was provided by Songfacts.com

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