1968: 50 years ago **Simon and Garfunkel's** single **Mrs. Robinson** went to No. 1 on the US singles chart. This would be the duo's 2nd No. 1 hit ("The Sound Of Silence" hit No. 1 on Jan 1 of that same year). It would go on to be the first #rock
song to win a #Grammy
award for Record of the Year.
The song was inspired by the #movie
, "The Graduate", but hit the airwaves over three months prior to the movie's release.
Originally Paul Simon pitched two songs for the movie ("Punky's Dilemma" and "Overs") to filmmaker Mike Nichols. When those were rejected, Simon returned with a re-do of a song he and Garfunkel had been working on named "Mrs. Roosevelt", changing the name to "Mrs. Robinson" to tie in with the movie. The "Dee dee dee..." part was originally filler for yet unwritten lyrics, but Nichols liked it so much, they left it in as is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1BCAgu2I8 https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=9C1BCAgu2I8