In the 1970′s the U.S seemed to be at a crossroads, the Vietnam war was winding down but the country still seemed to be in upheaval. Many feared total world destruction due to nuclear weapons . People just didn’t seem to be sure of anything anymore, and everyone was just so tired.
It was in these troubled times that singer/songwriter duo Simon and Garfunkel produced their album, Bridge over Troubled Water. The song to which the album was named after was released as a single in early 1970, and from that moment it became an instant hit.
With a combination of gospel music with folk and rock, this beautiful song of the times went on to win 13 Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and even Song of the Year. It was their biggest hit single and it remained at the top of Billboard’s top 100 for six weeks straight. A huge assortment of other famous artists have covered the classic, further solidifying its iconic status.
The song is inspiring and gave many hope during troubling times. The country seemed doomed in those days, but sometimes all it takes is a song to tell you that, even though the water below is lashing in anger and fear, so long as the bridge holds, you will eventually make it across to the other side.
Simon and Garfunkel broke up that same year, but every once in awhile they’d they come back for reunion tours. In the following video, watch the famous duo sing together their most important song for the last time together.
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