The Art of Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel, one of the most distinctive singers of a generation chats to Johnnie Walker. In a frank and friendly interview we learn about his life, his voice, his relationships, his poetry and his partnership with Paul Simon. From their early days as "Tom & Jerry" when they were contracted to The Brill Building, to setting the record straight on their well documented break-up. He talks about the life-changing recording of "Sound Of Silence" and how the fact that despite his incredible voice, it took him over 300 vocal takes to perfect the anthemic "Bridge Over Troubled Water", a song which nearly went to Paul Simon. He knew he had a God given talent from the age of 5 singing in the stairwells in school, listening to his voice echoing, throughout the corridors. By the time of his Barmitzvah, Art had already perfected a four hour repertoire. His latest album is simply called "The Singer" and that's what you'll hear in the next two hours, the classic songs from his remarkable career as we learn "The Art of Garfunkel".