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In Memory Of Mort Lewis – Paul Simon

I mourn the passing of my dear friend, Mort Lewis. He was funny and hip and the best dinner companion you could ask for. Also a great, great manager for Simon and Garfunkel.

— Paul Simon

In Memory Of Mort Lewis – Art Garfunkel

In memory of Simon & Garfunkel manager Mort Lewis, who has passed away, Art Garfunkel wrote:

“We give one sixth their worth to those alive, afterward- the other five.”

Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘America’

“America” by Simon & Garfunkel was originally released on their 1968 album Bookends, and tells the story of young lovers traveling across the United States to “look for America.” The song also serves as a metaphor for “America’s sense of restlessness and confusion during the year that saw…

How ‘The Sound Of Silence’ Became A Surprise Hit – Smithsonian

It’s been 50 years since Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” topped Billboard magazine’s pop singles chart. But … if Columbia Records producer Tom Wilson hadn’t taken the initiative, without the singers’ knowledge, to dub a rock rhythm section over their folk rendition, the song never would have become…