The first *LP I bought was Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits.
I had probably heard Bridge Over Troubled Water on the Sunday afternoon or Tuesday night request sessions. I don’t remember when but I do know it was love at first sound.
*For those too young to know what an LP is, it’s a vinyl record, played on a record player, or if you were lucky enough a stereo, at a speed of 33 ¹⁄₃ rpm.
Counting down to Simon and Garfunkel’s concert this weekend, a wintery song for a very wintery day.
Whether there hasn’t been any good music since the 70s – or indeed whether music from 70s and earlier was good – are moot points.
But Simon and Garfunkel still take a lot of beating and in celebration of their concert next Saturday, here’s my favourite, from 1969: