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“The Sun is Burning” by Simon and Garfunkel

A powerful protest song about the effects of war and grief

In the early 1960s, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the threat of nuclear war were on the minds of many Americans, including some of the most popular folk performers of the day. “The Sun is Burning” by Simon and Garfunkel … Continue reading

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Simon and Garfunkel Record a Haunting Folk Song

That speaks of a loss confronted by the "Sounds of Silence"

“Sounds of Silence,” recorded by Simon and Garfunkel in 1963, remains a hauntingly beautiful folk song. The blending of the melody and the words give pause to a stillness that washes over the listener in a profound way. It’s a … Continue reading

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