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Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert in Central Park (19 Sep 1981)

The Concert in Central Park was a free benefit concert on 19 Sep 1981 in Central Park, New York City, where Simon & Garfunkel performed in front of more than 500,000 people. You can watch the 1h 26m documentary on Amazon, Google Play, or other providers, but the videos below seem to be of much better quality than the documentary. The audio seems to have been digitally remastered and the stereo separation is enhanced.

These videos are provided by Simon & Garfunkel through the VEVO partnership on YouTube, made publicly available in 2015. The song performance tracks are provided here in alphabetical order. Some of these videos include YouTube ads that you can close or skip. Not all the songs from the event are below. At the bottom of this page is a nice news report about the event, also provided by Simon & Garfunkel.

A Heart in New York


American Tune

April Come She Will

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Feelin’ Groovy

Homeward Bound

Kodachrome / Mabellene

Late in the Evening

Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard

Mrs. Robinson

Old Friends / Bookends

Scarborough Fair/Canticle

Slip Slidin’ Away

Still Crazy After All These Years

The Boxer

This performance is from another live event, but was included by Simon & Garfunkel in the same YouTube playlist as The Concert in Central Park, so it is offered here.

The Sound of Silence

CBS News – Sunday Morning – Almanac (22 Sep 2010)

[Event Date: 19 Sep 1981. Posted: 4 Apr 2020.]

By Greg Johnson

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