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Wings Live at The Myer Music Bowl 13 November 1975 on their Austrailian part of the Wings Over The World Tour 75/76. This was the final tune up before the start of the American Tour as they couldn't get into Japan due to Visa problems(and I don't mean the credit card). So it was off to Hawaii for a few weeks(and for you historians, it was during that Hawaiian holiday he wrote "Silly Love Songs")before returning to England to record their next LP and prepare for the American Tour!

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Richard Cory on Wikipedia
"Richard Cory"
Song by Simon and Garfunkel from the album Sounds of Silence
ReleasedJanuary 17, 1966
RecordedDecember 1965
GenreFolk rock
LabelColumbia Records
Writer(s)Paul Simon
Producer(s)Bob Johnston

"Richard Cory" is a song written by Paul Simon in early 1965, and recorded by Simon and Garfunkel for their second studio album, Sounds of Silence. The song was based on Edwin Arlington Robinson's 1897 poem of the same title.


  • 1 Plot
  • 2 Personnel
  • 3 Covers
  • 4 References


The song tells the tale of a Richard Cory from the perspective of one of the men who works in his factory. The factory worker is envious of the advantages and enjoyments available to Cory, believing him (Cory) to be a satisfied man. The last verse of the song ends similarly to the Robinson poem: Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head. The chorus repeats again after this verse. This signifies that, despite Cory's unhappiness - explained by his suicide - the worker still "curses his [the worker's] poverty", and would still rather be Richard Cory.


  • Paul Simon: joint lead vocal, guitar
  • Art Garfunkel: joint lead vocal
  • Joe South: guitar
  • Hal Blaine: drums


The song was covered by Wings during their 1975-1976 Wings Over The World tour (available on the 1976 album Wings Over America). Denny Laine sang lead.

The song has also been covered by Van Morrison (and with his band, Them), The Watchmen, The Heptones, Angst, The Back Porch Majority, Yami Bolo, Cuby & the Blizzards, Chicago Loop and Martini Ranch, and the Monterey, CA band "Jet".

A live cover by Mark Seymour appears on Live At the Continental, which was packaged with King Without a Clue (1997).

The song inspired Steve Gerber's naming of Richard Rory.[1]


  1. ^ letters column, Man-Thing #6
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