Rare and important Simon & Garfunkel programs that sum up the sentiment of the youth culture near the end of the 1960s.
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - SONGS OF AMERICA 1969
U.S. TV special. Nov-30-69. Controversial and rare TV show containing in-studio rehearsal and recording, road travel, political viewpoints, concert performances and video montages of key events of the 1960s.
The program was originally to be a "Bell Telephone" TV special but when they saw the finished product they said, "No!" When video images of JFK, RFK and MLK were shown while "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" played, the Bell Telephone executives commented, "They're all democrats, why no republicans?" Simon & Garfunkel said, "Is that what you see? How about they were all assassinated?" Simon & Garfunkel met with CBS and they sympathized with the content and agreed to air the program.
Songs include: "America," "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright," "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," "Scarborough Fair, " "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)," "Punky's Dilemma," "Mrs. Robinson," "Mystery Train," "Feeling Groovy," "The Boxer," "Homeward Bound," "Sounds Of Silence," and several others.
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: LIVE IN HOLLAND 1966
Excellent TV special from the Netherlands. Live performances include: "Anji" (instrumental), "Richard Corey," "Homeward Bound," "Leaves That Are Green," "I Am A Rock," "A Most Peculiar Man," "A Poem On The Underground Wall," "He Was My Brother," "The Sound Of Silence."
Plus this bonus selection...
JOHN LENNON – MAN OF THE DECADE 1969
U.K. TV special. Dec-30-69. Rare ATV special that examined three influential men of the 1960s; John F. Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh and John Lennon. When esteemed sociologist and anthropologist Dr. Desmond Morris was asked whom he felt was the man of the decade, he chose John Lennon. Dr. Morris presents the John Lennon segment which included analysis of John Lennon’s contribution to the 1960s, Beatles footage (selected by Lennon) and interviews with John as he strolled through the grounds of Tittenhurst Park. Topics discussed by Lennon include youth culture, Vietnam, peace, love, LSD, the establishment, Woodstock, and more.
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL: SONGS OF AMERICA 1969 on DVD!