Songs of Simon & Garfunkel

Don Murdoch & Marlene McCall

Music Three 2:00-3:00

Don MurdochPaul Simon and Art Garfunkel, as Simon & Garfunkel, the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s, made folk-rock a serious art form over the course of 6 years (1964-1970). Although they started as part of the folk revival in the early 60s, they continued on to inhabit the more polished end of the folk-rock spectrum, recording a series of superbly crafted songs featuring Paul's exceptional songwriting, beautiful harmonies, and ringing acoustic and electric guitars. Although some feel that Paul Simon didn't truly blossom as a singer and songwriter until he began his solo career in the 1970s, the best of Simon & Garfunkel's songs stand among his most pertinent and influential accomplishments.

Marlene McCallBring your favorite Simon & Garfunkel songs to share in this song swap, or just come to listen or sing along.

Don Murdoch (a long-time SFFMC member) has loved the songs of Simon and Garfunkel since they first entered our culture back in the 60s, and was inspired by and learned Paul Simon's folk fingerpicking style. Marlene McCall has been a member of the SFFMC since 2005, its treasurer since 2007, and was director of the SF Free Folk Festival from 2011 to 2014. As a singer, she has always been attracted to Simon & Garfunkel's melodies, lyrics, and vocal harmonies. Don and Marlene have enjoyed singing Simon and Garfunkel songs together at folk club campouts and other events.