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1970 - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Released
1970 - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' Released

Simon & Garfunkel released "Bridge over Troubled Water," what would turn out to be their final studio album, on January 26, 1970.

The record included the title song, as well songs like "Cecilia," "The Boxer" and "The Only Living Boy in New York." The record would be a critical and commercial triumph (the album would reach number one and the single "Bridge Over Troubled Water" would top the charts in February). However, creating the LP would mark the end of Simon & Garfunkel's recording career.

As quoted in Fred Bronson's "The Billboard Book Of Number 1 Hits," Simon would later tell Rolling Stone "there were a lot of times when it just wasn't fun to work together . . . I think Artie said that he felt that he didn't want to record, and I know I said I felt that if I had to go through these kinds of personal abrasions, I didn't want to continue to do it."