Sunday, October 30, 2016
Forest Hills Should Also Honor Simon and Garfunkel with a Street named for Them
Today the intersection of 67th Avenue and 110th Street in Forest Hills was named for the punk rock group the Ramones as reported on NY1 News. This is right in front of Forest Hills High School where yours truly was in the class of 1967. Actually Tommy Ramone (birth name Thomas Edelyi) was in my class. I was not acquainted with him back then.
Certainly the Ramones were quite influential in the genre of punk rock and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
It is in my humble opinion that Simon & Garfunkel (Forest Hills HS class of 1958) be simliarly honored by the Forest Hills community. Simon & Garfunkel have won 9 total competitive awards, 4 Hall of Fame awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.