Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Unchained
    Join Date
    07.18.02
    Age
    37
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    450
    Favorite VH Album

    Best Of (cop out answer)
    Favorite VH Song

    A Year To The Day
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Simon and Garfunkel Considering a Grammy Reunion

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...e_garfunkel_dc

    By Sue Zeidler

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel have built a bridge over their troubled waters and may even sing at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in their first public performance together in 10 years.

    Reuters Photo

    A spokesman for Simon said the two -- who often had strained relations -- sang together in a private setting on Wednesday, uniting for the first time since 1993.

    "They got together yesterday and had a wonderful time. They got together as two great old friends and sang for the first time since 1993. They're thinking of performing at the Grammys, but they're not sure if they have enough time," the spokesman said.

    Sources close to the situation said the two were to meet the award show's writer-producer Ken Ehrlich on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, where rehearsals for the show were getting underway.

    Neither Ehrlich or a spokesman for Cossette Production, the company producing the Grammys were available for comment.

    Another source confirmed that managers for the artists, who have reunited only a few times since splitting up 33 years ago, have been discussing a public reunion at the Grammys.

    Simon and Garfunkel, considered the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960s for creating such enduring hits as "Sounds of Silence" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," will get a Lifetime Achievement Award this week from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the host of the Grammys.

    The award, honoring their work, will be presented at a special pre-Grammy ceremony on Saturday night and will again be mentioned during the CBS telecast, beginning at 8 p.m.

    "Art's really excited about getting the award with his friend," a spokesman for Garfunkel said.

    NEW YORK THEME

    Sunday's Grammy ceremony is the first to be held in New York since 1998 and is expected to focus around the theme of New York City, which is why an appearance by Simon and Garfunkel, both native New Yorkers, would be particularly poignant.

    Other performances are expected by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, No Doubt, James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Eminem, Norah Jones and Avril Lavigne.

    Simon and Garfunkel met as kids in the New York borough of Queens and released their first record in the late 1950s, calling themselves Tom & Jerry.

    They scored a hit with their first single, "Hey Schoolgirl," but follow-up efforts floundered and they split up. They reteamed and released an initially unsuccessful debut acoustic album as Simon & Garfunkel in 1964 before splitting up again.

    But a year later, their producer overlaid their strongest song, "Sounds Of Silence" with Beatles-style electric guitars and drums and it became a huge hit.

    As their success grew, their partnership weakened with growing creative tensions, particularly as Simon, who penned most of the songs, began to feel constrained by working with the same collaborator and as Garfunkel began to feel overshadowed by Simon's songwriting talents.

    They split around 1970 as their landmark album "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was released. They have reunited a few times since then, including in 1981 for a concert in New York's Central Park, attracting half a million people, and also toured in the early 1980s.
    "Right Now.....Mike is thinking about a solo project."<br /><br />"Victory has a thousand fathers. Defeat is an orphan."

  2. #2
    Atomic Punk Raldo's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.00
    Location
    Cromwell, CT USA
    Posts
    17,178
    Favorite VH Song

    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 01:56 AM
    Likes
    1,819
    Liked 1,461 Times in 897 Posts

    The return of Mrs. Robinson.

    Garfunkle was just did a cameo in the show 'American Dreams'. He played the owner of a record store.
    Remember the Heroes - 9/11/01

    In 2012, the phoenix has risen!!

    "High speed, low drag."

    "Look at all the people here tonight!!!" - 10/5/07, 5/20/08 Mohegan Sun

    Congratulations to Van Halen as part of the Class of 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

    Cinco de Cabo @ Foxwoods: "A giant party with live music" - S. Hagar

    got tequila?

    http://keepitaliveforever.com

  3. #3
    Good Enough weesfreewheelin's Avatar
    Join Date
    08.08.02
    Location
    Charlotte NC
    Posts
    2,060
    Favorite VH Song

    Ain\'t talkin bout love
    Last Online

    07.19.17 @ 06:26 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 30 Times in 12 Posts

    Another one of those ( when hell freezes over ) announcements. Maybe one day it will be the mighty VH?
    Know Roth
    Know Van Halen

    No Roth
    No Van Halen

  4. #4
    Beloved Glenn's Avatar
    Join Date
    11.16.99
    Posts
    16,192
    Last Online

    02.13.15 @ 08:56 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 8 Times in 1 Post


    Donor

    Not to alarm anyone, but I think the man in the gabardine suit is a spy!!!!

  5. #5
    Top Of The World
    Join Date
    01.19.03
    Age
    48
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    166
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen
    Favorite VH Song

    So This Is Love?
    Last Online

    07.06.05 @ 06:12 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Originally posted by Glenn:
    Not to alarm anyone, but I think the man in the gabardine suit is a spy!!!!
    Be careful- His bow tie is really a camera!
    Buttocks and crotches and nipples with wings, these are a few of my favorite things!

  6. #6
    Banned!
    Join Date
    01.05.00
    Posts
    299
    Last Online

    07.15.07 @ 05:40 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Well this one did happen...and I hear they're preparing for a full scale reunion tour.

  7. #7
    Unchained
    Join Date
    07.18.02
    Age
    37
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    450
    Favorite VH Album

    Best Of (cop out answer)
    Favorite VH Song

    A Year To The Day
    Last Online

    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    We can only hope.

    I was shocked that Paul Simon looked so moved. Maybe we'll get another album out of them while we're at it.

    Ha ha aha ha hahah aha yah a

    I crack myself up sometimes
    "Right Now.....Mike is thinking about a solo project."<br /><br />"Victory has a thousand fathers. Defeat is an orphan."

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Grammy Night
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 68
    Last Post: 02.10.06, 07:58 PM
  2. Since when did Roth win a Grammy???
    By Wolfie3 in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03.29.02, 12:55 PM
  3. Grammy?
    By Fat Lady in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03.07.02, 08:06 AM
  4. Grammy nominations?
    By lawchick in forum Van Halen 101
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08.22.01, 07:12 AM
  5. Grammy commercial
    By Rat Salad in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02.21.01, 09:01 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •