Australian singles chart:
Mrs Robinson entered the Kent charts on 11 May 1968 and peaked at #8. The song was #54 on the Top 100 of 1968.
The song is on The Graduate (soundtrack) which entered the Kent album charts on 13 July 1968 and peaked at #1, and Bookends which entered the Kent album charts on 17 August 1968 and peaked at #3.
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Roy Halee
Record label of Australian release:
The Concert in Central Park, recorded 19 September 1981:
Mrs Robinson was written for the movie The Graduate, starring Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson, a middle-aged woman who seduces the much younger Dustin Hoffman. Bancroft, who died in 2005, had a long and successful film career, but is best known for her part in this movie.
Regarding the famous line, “Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?”: DiMaggio was a star baseball player for the New York Yankees who was briefly married to Marilyn Monroe. Simon was using him to represent heroes of the past.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/simon-garfunkel/mrs-robinson
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
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