The duo once known as "Tom & Jerry" hit the top-spot with a true Sixties classic... -- Ginormous audience for legendary songwriter, like, really huge-huge... -- Props for an old-timer...

(Courtesy of Columbia Records)

5/25/1968 (49 years ago today) - Simon & Garfunkel score their second No. 1 album with the masterpiece "Bookends" -- Side One is an artfully structured concept piece exploring life's journey from childhood to old age (thus the LP's title) -- Side Two was more successful radio-wise, somewhat strange considering it was made up of left-overs that were not included on "The Graduate" Soundtrack -- The sheer intensity and overall strength of the compositions carried the day though, just look at what was on here: "America", "Fakin' It", "Mrs. Robinson", "A Hazy Shade Of Winter", "At The Zoo" -- A four-star must-have, second only in the S&G LP catalog to 1970's way-too-perfect-for-words "Bridge Over Troubled Water"...

5/25/1973 (44 years ago today) - Carole King played a concert in New York's Central Park to an estimated crowd of over 100,000(!) -- OK, she was still riding high a mere two years after the landmark "Tapestry" album, but great-gosh-o'mighty, can you imagine sitting at a piano, looking out, and then playing songs you've written and have everybody dig it? It's worth repeating: the crowd was over 100,000 strong! A great reminder right here of her true talent:

5/25/2013 (4 years ago today) - From the "For Those Who Also Served..." Dept.: Rock and roll bassist Marshall Lytle passed away not too long ago on this date at age 79 -- Yeah, he only played the upright slap bass for Bill Haley & His Comets on such iconic classics as "Rock Around The Clock", "Shake, Rattle And Roll" and "Crazy Man, Crazy" -- A tip of the hat and a little salute, followed by the volume turned up to 11, thank you very much...

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