The Technics SL-1200 turntable could be considered the most influential piece of audio technology in modern history. With a legacy of artistic inspiration spanning five decades, its broadcast-quality build, authentic sound and ability to facilitate beat-mixing helped birth rap, hip hop and the modern disc jockey.
By Christmas 1969, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were tired. Tired of touring, tired of filming a TV special, tired of the grind that recording Bridge Over Troubled Water had become, but mostly, they were tired of each other. Simon felt the partnership was over. So, he did what anyone does after a breakup; he took time out to reassess.