Friday, July 28, 2017

July 28th

Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicta) is closed down in England.

Folk heroes Simon and Garfunkel decided to put one over on all the great minds in radio with their latest release.

Back then, the general way of thinking was that in order to get your song played on the radio, you had to deliver the goods in under three minutes.  (Keep in mind the FM Revolution was still several months off in the future at this point.)

But Simon and Garfunkel couldn't capture the feel they were going to in less than three minutes ...

So instead they had the labels printed for "Fakin' It" showing the time as 2 minutes and 74 seconds.

Hey, it worked ... "Fakin' It" (which really clocked in at 3:14) went to #15 on the National Charts!