Duo’s sound is huge hit today in 1965 19



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This American music duo’s song hit number one on the Billboard chart today in 1965, the first success for the struggling band.

They went on to become one of the most recognised and beloved duos of all time, but not without hardship – their debut album (containing this song) was a flop and broke up the two singers.

But once this song gained traction overseas, they reunited and recorded their second, more successful album, named after this track despite not featuring it in its track listing.

In 2013, this classic folk rock song was added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important”.

Can you guess what this song is?



Listen to “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel below:

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  1. Loved them, I still remember seeing them when they came to Melbourne Australia soooo many years ago. Still play their music today 🙂

  2. The best thing about songs round this Era was you could hear all the words, throughout the song. And were and still able to sing along with

  3. Simon and Garfunkel came out of the Village, New York folk music scene. Its said that Sounds of Silence was recorded as a folk song with only an aucustic backing track. The recording producer added the electronic backing after they had left the studio so playing no small part in its success.

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