Steve Kline Ages of Rock
March 24, 1966
Simon and Garfunkel make their U.K. singles chart debut with Homeward Bound. It peaks at #9 in the U.K. and goes to #1 in New Zealand. Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters keep stealing it. The song describes his longing to return home, both to his then girlfriend, Kathy Chitty in Brentwood, Essex, England, and to return to the United States. The song is a #5 hit in the U.S.