Simon & Garfunkel were an American music duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel (both born in 1941). They formed the group Tom & Jerry in 1957 and had their first success with the minor hit “Hey, Schoolgirl”. As Simon & Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single “The Sound of Silence“. Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967), propelling them further into the public consciousness.
They are well known for their vocal harmonies and were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s. Their biggest hits – including “The Sound of Silence” (1964), “I Am a Rock” (1965), “Homeward Bound” (1965), “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” (1966), “A Hazy Shade of Winter” (1966), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1969), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Cecilia” (1969) – reached number one in several charts. They have received several Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
Their sometimes rocky relationship led to their last album, Bridge over Troubled Water, being delayed several times due to artistic disagreements, and as a result the duo broke up in 1970. It was their most successful album worldwide to date, reaching number one in several countries, including the United States, and receiving 8× platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, making it their highest-selling studio album in the U.S. and second-highest album overall. Simon & Garfunkel have, at times, reunited to perform and sometimes tour together. They have done so in every decade since the 1970 breakup, most famously for 1981’s “The Concert in Central Park”, which attracted more than 500,000 people, making it the 7th-most attended concert in the history of music. In 2004, they were ranked No. 40 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American musician and singer-songwriter. Simon’s fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair’s songs, including three that reached No. 1 on the U.S. singles charts: “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs. Robinson”, and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.
Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the “100 People Who Shaped the World” by Time magazine. Among many other honors, Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007. In 1986, Simon was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees
Arthur Ira “Art” Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is a Grammy-award winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.
Highlights of his solo music career include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and former musical partner Paul Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
|1||The Boxer||Simon & Garfunkel|
|2||Bridge over Troubled Water||Simon & Garfunkel|
|3||Mother and Child Reunion||Paul Simon|
|4||50 Ways to Leave Your Lover||Paul Simon|
|6||Mrs. Robinson||Simon & Garfunkel|
|7||Loves Me Like a Rock||Paul Simon|
|8||El Condor Pasa (If I Could)||Simon & Garfunkel|
|9||Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard||Paul Simon|
|10||Slip Slidin’ Away||Paul Simon|
|11||You Can Call Me Al||Paul Simon|
|12||Late in the Evening||Paul Simon|
|13||Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel)||Simon & Garfunkel|
|14||I Am a Rock||Simon & Garfunkel|
|15||My Little Town (Simon & Garfunkel)||Simon & Garfunkel|
|16||The Sound of Silence||Simon & Garfunkel|
|17||Wonderful World||Art Garfunkel and James Taylor|
|18||Homeward Bound||Simon & Garfunkel|
|19||Still Crazy After All These Years||Paul Simon|
|20||All I Know||Art Garfunkel|
|21||The Obvious Child||Paul Simon|
|22||Gone at Last||Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow and The Jessy Dixon Singers|
|23||The Boy in the Bubble||Paul Simon|
|25||Scarborough Fair/Canticle||Simon & Garfunkel|
|26||American Tune||Paul Simon|
|27||I Only Have Eyes For You||Art Garfunkel|
|30||One-Trick Pony||Paul Simon|
|31||A Hazy Shade of Winter||Simon & Garfunkel|
|32||Diamonds of The Sole of Her Shoes||Paul Simon|
|33||Keep the Customer Satisfied||Simon & Garfunkel|
|34||Bright Eyes||Art Garfunkel|
|35||Only Living Boy In New York City||Simon & Garfunkel|