soundssilence#7 – Simon & Garfunkel – “The Sound of Silence” – (1966)

“Hello darkness, my old friend…” This song is as at home in a scene of helicopters blasting over Vietnam as it is a New York apartment in 1966. The song was originally released in 1964 and it flopped, splitting up S&G. But then it started getting airplay and the producer remixed the song to make it a little livelier and it became the first #1 hit of 1966. Simon & Garfunkel reunited and put out this album. And hit after hit followed.