BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER

Latest update on 30/06/2017

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Author: Paul Simon
Label: Columbia
Year: 1970

Album title track, n°1 US & UK. Title partly borrowed from The Swan Silvertones's Mary Don't You Weep, Claude Jeter's gospel group: I'll be your bridge over deep water if you trust in me ('58). No lawsuit followed, still Simon gave Jeter a fair cheque.

Covers:

1970:

Elvis Presley

1971:

Aretha Franklin [n°1 R&B in '82]

1979:

Linda Clifford [disco version]

1982:

Willie Nelson

2017:

Artists For Grenfell [n°1 UK, with Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Bastille, Emeli Sandé, Roger Daltrey, Brian May, Nile Rodgers, Pete Townshend, Geri Halliwell, Gregory Porter and orthers]

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