Throwback Thursday: 1961

The years between 1958 and 1963 are often thought of as a sleepy time for rock and roll, a quiet time between the genre’s initial burst onto the charts and the onslaught of the British Invasion. However, lots of great records were charting during those years. Check out this playlist of thirty hits from 1961 for proof.

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A Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel Playlist

To appreciate how impressive a body of work the Paul Simon catalogue his, hit play on the tracklist below. With each song you may say “Oh, yeah, he wrote that one, too.” There’s plenty more where these thirty come from, though I concede these are among his most recognizable works.

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