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The lead single for Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water (which would not be released until almost a year later in January 1970), “The Boxer,” was released on 21 March 1969.

It took almost 100 hours to record the song, due to Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and producer Roy Haylee experimenting with different techniques in 3 different studios, including recording the drum kit in front of an open elevator shaft, and placing 7 microphones around Fred Carter Jr.’s guitar.

Carter played 5 different guitars on the song, and his audible breathing.

“The Boxer” was Simon & Garfunkel’s first single since “Mrs. Robinson” and it charted in the Top Ten in 9 different countries, peaking at #7 in the US.

The song is frequently interpreted as being about Bob Dylan, although Simon has always claimed it was mostly autobiographical. Dylan recorded the song almost a year later (3 March 1970) for his Self Portrait album, which also included Fred Carter Jr. on guitar.

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPnd9mCH_Ik)

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kMhcf8eyiA)

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A Johnny Cash Christmas 1977

Christmas Time’s A Comin’ - Johnny Cash
Darlin’ Companion - Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
This Ole House - Johnny Cash & The Statler Brothers
Blue Christmas - Johnny Cash & The Statler Brothers
Here Comes Santa Claus - Johnny Cash & Roy Clark
Frosty The Snow Man - Johnny Cash & Roy Clark
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Johnny Cash, Family & Friends
Big River - Johnny Cash
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
White Christmas - Jerry Lee Lewis
This Train Is Bound For Glory - Johnny Cash,Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Carl Perkins
Silent Night - Johnny Cash, Family & Friends
O Little Town Of Bethlehem - June Carter Cash
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Johnny Cash,Family & Friends
Children Go Where I Send Thee - Johnny Cash,Family & Friends

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The cast says farewell to Falling Skies

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Falling Skies - Photograph

Thank you Falling Skies! Thank you for this show, these characters, this story, it’s meant so much to me and this is my tribute and thank you to this wonderful show.