Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Simon and Garfunkel
zebras. According to this song from 'Bookends': 'Monkeys stand for honesty, giraffes are insincere, and the elephants are kindly but they're dumb ...'
He held up a liquor store. This singer has quite a larcenous streak (or a thing against liquor stores): he also holds up a liquor store in 'Wednesday Morning 3 a.m.' on the album of the same title, Simon and Garfunkel's debut release. 'Somewhere They Can't Find Me' is clearly a reworking of that early song; the situations are the same, but the lyrics are redone. Thanks to player Matwandless for pointing this out!
|What song begins, 'Gee but it's great to be back home ... Home is where I want to be ... I've been on the road so long my friend ...'?||Simon and Garfunkel Lyrics
'Keep the Customer Satisfied'. It's on the album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'
'The 59th Street Bridge Song'.
'The Boxer'. This is from the album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'
Scarborough. The song: 'Scarborough Fair and Canticle' from the album 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme.' It's very pretty.
A college classmate of Paul's. Paul Simon wrote this very moving song for Andrew Goodman, one of three civil rights activists killed by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi in 1964. Simon and Goodman both attended Queens College.
|The main track for 'Cecilia' was recorded in a jam session at a rented house in Los Angeles on Blue Jay Way. Which member of The Beatles previously lived in this house?||Simon and Garfunkel Trivia
George Harrison. Garfunkel called this song 'great fun and games.' Harrison also rented this house, and, while he was there, he wrote the song 'Blue Jay Way,' which appears on the 'Magical Mystery Tour' album.
|What did Simon and Garfunkel call themselves when they recorded and released the song 'Hey, Schoolgirl' in 1957?||Simon and Garfunkel Trivia
Tom and Jerry. 'Hey, Schoolgirl' was a top fifty hit, and Tom and Jerry played it on 'American Bandstand.'
|What Simon and Garfunkel song was released on solo albums by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel but not on a Simon and Garfunkel album?||Simon and Garfunkel Trivia
My Little Town. 'My Little Town' was recorded in 1975 and, at Art's suggestion, appeared on both Simon's 'Still Crazy After All These Years' and Garfunkel's 'Breakaway.' 'Gone At Last' is also from 'Still Crazy After All These Years.' 'All I Know' is from Garfunkel's first solo album 'Angel Claire.' 'The Only Living Boy in New York' is from Simon and Garfunkel's last studio album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water.'
|What group's cover of Simon and Garfunkel's 'A Hazy Shade of Winter' appeared in the film 'Less Than Zero'?||Simon and Garfunkel Trivia
Bangles. I don't know why, but in the cover by the Bangles the 'A' was dropped from the title and the song was just called 'Hazy Shade of Winter.'
Mrs. Roosevelt. Apparently, Simon originally named the song after Eleanor Roosevelt.
|The song 'The Boxer' begins with the lyrics, 'I am just a poor boy. Though my story's seldom told.' What has Paul Simon said this song is about?||Simon and Garfunkel Trivia
Himself. In an interview in 'Playboy' Simon said, 'I think the song is about me. Everybody's beating me up, and I'm telling you now I'm going to go away if you don't stop.'
The Sound of Silence. The released single had been remixed, with drums, bass, and electric guitar added to the original recording.
|Religious elements are often found in Paul Simon songs. Which song does not contain any such elements?||The Paul Simon song quiz
Why Don't You Write Me. Some examples:
"Holy, holy is his sacrament" (Bleecker Street)
"Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit" (Blessed)
"And the people bowed and prayed/ to the neon god they made" (Sounds of Silence)
Bridge Over Troubled Water. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" is the chorus of the song. The other titles are not part of the lyrics.
|Another motion question. Walking, wandering, basically moving with your feet, which song does not contain this?||The Paul Simon song quiz
Bridge Over Troubled Water. Whereas the narrator in the other songs are walking (or wandering/kicking down), the narrator in "Bridge Over Troubled Water" offers himself to lay down.
Old Friends. The old friends on the park bench isn't moving, but in the other songs someone is travelling. In "America" they take the Greyhound bus, in "The Only living boy" Tom takes a plane, and in "Keep The Customer Satisfied" he is always moving.
|Breaking up or being separated is another common theme/action in S&G songs. But who leaves who? One song differs from the other, which one?||The Paul Simon song quiz
Cecilia. Cecilia is the only one who leaves the singer. In the other songs, the singer is the one who leaves or is thinking of leaving.
Big, Bright, Green Pleasure Machine. The "I" person is present in the other songs.
The Dangling Conversation. "gazing from my window to the streets below" - (I am a Rock)
"sitting on the window sill" - (Overs)
"through the window of my eyes" - (Kathys Song)
note. If I had to choose, this is one of my favorite S&G songs! It is so beautiful and Paul Simon really made the lyrics come alive in this song. Simon and Garfunkel are best known for their beautiful harmonies and unique music style.
rum. This song always makes me laugh when I hear it because it is so good, yet it is talking about the zoo of all things! I think it is a great song and it makes me want to go to the zoo and see if this really is going on there. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met at a young age while both were living in Forest Hills, Queens in New York.
newspaper. I think this is a really calm and relaxing song... don't you? Simon and Garfunkel reunited to make their "Old Friends" tour in 2003.
cars. Personally, I think the lyrics are amazing on this particular song because the lyrics are done extremely well and Paul Simon really talks about every detail in the features of the United States and the people too. It is a great song!
four. If you didn't know, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are both from New York.
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy). The 59th Street bridge is located in New York and was completed in 1908.
knowin'. "Feelin' Groovy" is one of the most popular Simon and Garfunkel songs to this day, as well as "The Sound of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and "Bridge over Troubled Water."
Memories. "Preserve your memories
They're all that's left you"
This track is only 1.24 minutes long and consists of four lines of words.
The zoo. The 'Bookends' album was released in August 1968. It reached number one on the British Hit Album Chart and stayed in those charts for a total of 77 weeks.
The Times They Are A Changing. This was a much covered Dylan song at this time. When asked what the lyrics meant, Dylan is reported to have said that the song meant something different to him every time he sang it.