I Am a Rock

Greatly Appreciated

“I Am a Rock”  is a song written by Paul Simon.  It was first performed by Simon alone as the opening track on his album The Paul Simon Songbook which he originally recorded and released in August 1965, only in the United Kingdom.  Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, as the American pop/folk duo Simon and Garfunkel, re-recorded it on December 14, 1965, and included as the final track on their album Sounds of Silence, which they released on January 17, 1966.  (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