Harpers Bizarre

Harpers Bizarre  was an American sunshine pop band of the 1960s, best known for their Broadway/sunshine pop sound and their remake of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”.  (More from Wikipedia)

For the flip side of the single, Tom Wilson added a song that Simon and Garfunkel had recorded a few months earlier when they were trying for a more “contemporary” sound, “We’ve Got a Groovey Thing Goin’.  Paul Simon seemed to like the now somewhat embarrassing Sixties slang term “groovy”; he also wrote “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)”.  Besides being a single for Simon and Garfunkel (backed with “I Am a Rock”), a band called Harpers Bizarre took “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) to #13 in 1967


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Last edited: March 22, 2021