THE SOUND OF SILENCE – SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – 1966

NEWS
•    Lyndon Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
•    The first SR-71 Blackbird spy plane goes into service
•    Fidel Castro declares martial law in Cuba because of a possible U.S. attack.
•    The National Organization for Women (NOW) is founded in Washington, DC.
•    Lyndon Johnson signs a bill creating the United States Department of Transportation.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES: “Born Free”, “Grand Prix” & “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken”
•    T.V.: “Bonanza,” “The Andy Griffith Show, “Green Acres” and “The Red Skelton Show” 
•    The Academy Awards and the Miss Universe pageant broadcast in color.
•    The Beatles: In an interview published in The London Evening Standard, John Lennon comments, “We’re more popular than Jesus now,” eventually sparking a controversy in the United States.
•    The 8-track was a new-fangeled option on many Ford cars
 
#1@1

•    Written in February 1964 by Paul Simon in the aftermath of the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.
•    It was one of the songs Simon & Garfunkel performed when they were starting out and playing the folk clubs in Greenwich Village. 
•    It was their first Number One hit.
•    It’s the duo’s second most popular song after “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
•    The song features Simon on acoustic guitar and both singing.
•    The first recording was an acoustic version on Simon & Garfunkel’s first album, which tanked and only sold about 2000 copies. Record producer Tom Wilson added electric instruments to the acoustic track and the song became a huge hit.
•    Here is Simon and Garfunkel and “The Sound of Silence” your number 1 @ 1 from January 1966.


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