On April 3, 1968.


On April 3, 1968, “Columbia” label released “Bookends”, the fourth Simon and Garfunkel studio album. It was recorded September 1966, January 1967, June 1967, October 1967−February 1968, at “Columbia Studio A & B” in Manhattan, and was produced by Paul Simon, Roy Halee and Art Garfunkel. In 1969, at the 11th “Annual Grammy Awards”, “Mrs. Robinson” became the first rock and roll song to win “Record of the Year” and also  won award for “Best Contemporary Pop Performance by a Duo or Group”


  • Paul Simon– vocals, guitar, production
  • Art Garfunkel– vocals, tapes, production
  • Hal Blaine– drums, percussion
  • Joe Osborn– bass guitar
  • Larry Knechtel– piano, keyboards
  • Roy Halee– recording engineer
  • John Simon– production assistant
  • Bob Johnston– production assistant
  • Robert Honablue – engineer
  • Jimmie Haskell – arranger, arrangement preparation
  • Richard Avedon– cover photography

Track listing:

  1. Bookends Theme
  2. Save the Life of My Child
  3. America
  4. Overs
  5. Voices of Old People
  6. Old Friends
  7. Bookends Theme
  8. Fakin’ It
  9. Punky’s Dilemma
  10. Mrs. Robinson
  11. A Hazy Shade of Winter
  12. At the Zoo

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