Simon And Garfunkel - Songs


Simon & Garfunkel were a highly acclaimed folk rock duo from New York City consisting of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel that became one of the top acts of the late 1960s. With a long history dating back to elementary school, the two friends made their first recordings in the late 1950s as teenagers under the name, Tom & Jerry. Their unique sound came from their close-knit harmonies that often showcased Garfunkel's ethereal soaring tenor, combined with a melodic and well-crafted collection of mostly Simon-penned songs that captured the spirit of the times. Their many era-defining hits included "The Sounds Of Silence," "Homeward Bound," "I Am A Rock," "Mrs. Robinson," "The Boxer," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." "The Sounds Of Silence," "Mrs. Robinson," and several of their other songs are a part of the soundtrack to the landmark 1967 coming-of-age film, "The Graduate."

Simon & Garfunkel had their first hit in 1957 on the Pop/Rock charts with the Everly Brothers sound-alike song, "Hey, Schoolgirl," credited to Tom & Jerry. The duo reunited in 1963 as Simon & Garfunkel and re-emerged on the charts in late 1965 with the chart-topping "The Sounds Of Silence." First released as an acoustic song on the duo's 1964 debut album, "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.," the hit version of this folk rock classic was overdubbed with electric guitars, bass, and drums. This smash was followed by a long string of hits that also included "Homeward Bound" (1966), "I Am A Rock" (1966), "A Hazy Shade Of Winter" (1966), "Scarborough Fair (Canticle)" (1968), "Mrs. Robinson" (1968), "The Boxer" (1969), "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1970), "Cecilia" (1970), "El Condor Pasa" (1970), "America" (1972), "My Little Town" (1975), and "(What A) Wonderful World" (1978, with James Taylor). In addition to their debut album, the duo released four other studio albums that include "Sounds Of Silence" (1966), the platinum-certified "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme" (1966), and "Bookends" (1968), which topped the Billboard 200 and UK album charts and also went platinum. The duo's fifth and final studio album, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1970), which includes the chart-topping title song, was their most successful, reaching #1 on the charts in over ten countries and earning multiple Grammys. Simon & Garfunkel had one final chart entry in 1982 with their cover of The Every Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie," which was recorded live at a 1981 reunion concert in Central Park and included on the gold-certified "The Concert in Central Park" (1982).

After disbanding in 1970, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel each went on to pursue solo careers, occasionally reuniting over the years to record and/or perform. Their many honors and accolades include ten Grammys and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.




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