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Simon & Garfunkel
Performing live in Dublin. Art Garfunkel is on the left.
Background information
Also known as Tom and Jerry
Origin Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York
Genres Folk rock, world music, soft rock, folk music
Years active 1957–1970
Labels Columbia
Past members Paul Simon
Art Garfunkel

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were an American pop music group. They were two childhood friends, who found fame in the 1960s. Their songs, including "Mrs. Robinson", "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright", "The Sound of Silence", and "Bridge Over Troubled Water", all composed by Simon, are still popular to this day.

Their free concert in New York City's Central Park in 1981 was the biggest concert ever, with 500,000 people (about the same number as Woodstock).


  • Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.
  • Sounds of Silence
  • Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  • Bookends
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Greatest Hits
  • The Concert in Central Park

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