Simon & Garfunkel release their sophomore album on January 17, 1966. On March 22, 2013, it was announced that the album will be preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry, calling it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
October 19, 1964 ~ the debut album from Simon & Garfunkel is released. It doesn’t do much initially but later, producer Tom Wilson overdubs “Sounds of Silence” adding drums, electric guitar and bass, and the single takes off. The album is re-released in 1966 and the rest is … well … you know the rest.
Simon & Garfunkel reunite for a free concert in Central Park on September 19, 1981. Simon has said he didn’t appreciate the magnitude of the event until later when he went home, saw it covered on all media and on the front pages of newspapers the next day. Over 500,000 people showed up for one of the seminal gatherings in rock history.