November 01, 1969 - USA / Kansas
-At The Zoo
The band (not all members are present at all shows)
Fans who attended this show
Garfunkel announced that they were going to sing a new song for the first time in a concert. It was ´Bridge Over Troubled Waters.´ I´ve always wondered if it was really the first time. So far I´ve found nothing to disprove it. A few years ago I met someone who had also attended the concert, and he vividly recalled Garfunkel´s assertion. It was the most beautiful, crystal-clear rendition I have ever heard. At the end of the concert Paul´s brother grabbed a guitar and sang along on ´Bye Bye Love.´
As I recall Art said something like: ´This is a new song we have just recorded. We´ve never performed it in public. . .we hope you like it.´ This was pretty much confirmed to me about 25 years later by a work colleague who was at the concert as well. . .his memory of the event was pretty much the same as mine. On a CD of the Carbondale concert recorded a week after Wichita, he makes no such claim before performing the song.