3649: Simon & Garfunkel ‘McGovern Benefit’ – “Come Home America!”

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The text at the bottom reads: “Due to a faulty microphone there are several instances of fuzziness. This will,in no way effect your enjoyment of this genuinely historic recording.”

After separating in 1970 – pretty much at the top of their commercial success – Simon & Garfunkel had their first reunion at this benefit for presidential candidate George McGovern, who unfortunately did not win, prolonging the Viet Nam War and leading to Watergate and president Nixon’s resignation in 1974, the erosion of trust in US politics, etc. … but that’s another story.

Source: Madison Square Garden, NY on June 14, 1972

Side 1: Mrs Robinson / El Condor Pasa / The Boxer / Medley: Cecilia – Mother & Child Reunion – Bye Bye Love         
side 2: Scarborough Fair – Canticle / Feelin’ Groovy / America / Bridge Over Troubled Water

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