Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s ‘7 O'clock News / Silent Night’ is a sound collage from their 1966 album, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. The song layers Simon and Garfunkel’s version of ‘Silent Night’, originally composed in Salzburg in 1818, over a performance of the evening news. The news reports real events from the summer of 1966, although the script was written for the song, and read not by a news anchor but by Los Angeles disc jockey and future
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