Views: 66,061
Comments: 26
Posted: 2006 12-07
50%

Track

Artist or Show

You are not currently tracking Wings

this artist

You are not currently tracking Sidney Myer Music Bowl

this show

Check

Artist Vitals
Total Clips118
Active Streams64
Missing Streams54
Commercially Available0
Trade-Friendly1
Unavailable117
Artist RP Ranking42%
If you are a copyright holder of this video and believe that this content infringes your intellectual property rights, please submit a Notice of Claimed Infringement.

XDisclaimer

This video is provided and hosted from a third-party server. RockPeaks is not responsible for any activities originating with such third-party server. If you believe this linked content infringes your intellectual property rights, please click the flag icon above and follow the instructions.

YouTube Uploader: Max Power
Max Power

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!

Retrieved from Wikipedia:
Richard Cory on Wikipedia
"Richard Cory"
Song by Simon and Garfunkel from the album Sounds of Silence
ReleasedJanuary 17, 1966
RecordedDecember 1965
GenreFolk rock
Length2:57
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.

Contents

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

Plot

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.

Personnel

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

Covers

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]

References

  1. ^ letters column, Man-Thing #6
  • Review of Richard Cory on allmusic.com
   

Complete Video List

Sort By:
          Enter your Rock Peaks username.
          Enter the password that accompanies your username.
          Forgot Password?
           

          Not a Member Yet?

          Join

          It's Free!

          PauseReplay