Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel’s first visit to No 1

Bookends (1968) by Simon & Garfunkel

Bookends is the fourth studio album by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Bookends is a concept album that explores a life journey from childhood to old age.

The album first went to No 1 in the UK Albums Chart on chart date August 17, 1968 for five weeks, followed by a further two weeks from September 28, 1968.


August 17, 1958: American singer Belinda Carlisle born

1958-Belinda_Carlisle_(14357874569)-WikipediaBelinda Carlisle is an American singer. She gained worldwide fame as the lead singer of The Go-Gos, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time, and went on to have a prolific career as a solo act.

Carlisle began her music career in 1977 as a member of the Los Angeles punk band the Germs, and went on to join The Go-Gos as the lead singer after the band’s formation in 1978. With their chart-topping debut release Beauty and the Beat in 1981, the group helped popularise new wave music in the United States, and were the first all-female band in history who wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to achieve a No. 1 album. The Go-Go’s have sold over 7 million records worldwide.

After dissolution of The Go-Go’s in 1985, Carlisle went on to have a successful solo career with radio hits such as “Mad About You”, “I Get Weak”, “Circle in the Sand”, “Leave a Light On” and “Heaven Is a Place on Earth”, among others, which were major successes internationally.

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