The song was the last to be recorded in the studio by the famous duo
On this day in 1970, Simon & Garfunkel goes No.1 with their now classic “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Released in January 1970 as a single and part of Simon & Garfunkel last studio album, “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was written by Paul Simon and it’s regarded as one of the duo’s most successful songs side by side with “The Sound Of Silence”, becoming their biggest selling single. It was a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, and it also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and New Zealand. It was a top five hit in eight other countries as well, eventually selling over six million copies worldwide. On March 28, 1970, it peaked to No.1 on the UK singles charts. The single won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year in the Grammy Awards of 1971, with its album also winning several awards in the same year. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” was the last song recorded in the studio by the famous duo, the recording took place in 1969 in New York.
Watch Simon & Garfunkel performing “Bridge Over Troubled Water” live in Central Park, 1981
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