Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine



Rupert and David used to perform in pubs and clubs where the then relatively unknown Paul Simon would also play.

Both versions of 'The Sound Of Silence' were released in England at the same time.

Neither of them sold more than 2,000 copies (Simon only later became famous with this song thanks to Dylan's producer Bob Johnstone who added electric guitars, bass and drums to the track).

Personnel included a young Jimmy Page, Herbie Flowers on bass and a 26-piece orchestra .