Friday, December 24, 2010

"Homeward Bound"

OK, back to the 60's: A 22 year-old Paul Simon was stranded overnight at the Widnes train depot in north England in '65 when he wrote one of his signature songs about missing his then-girlfriend Kathy Chitty and longing to get back to the U.S. It appeared on Simon and Garfunkel's "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" album in '66, peaking at #5 and staying on the charts for 12 weeks. Memorable duet with George Harrison on Saturday Night Live in '75.

Yesterday's answer: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". My all-time fave is "Oh Holy Night" but this one is also way up there.

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