Simon & Garfunkel
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1963
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Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel Biography (Wikipedia)

Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade's social revolution, alongside artists such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan. Their biggest hits—including "The Sound of Silence" (1964), "Mrs. Robinson" (1968), "The Boxer" (1969), and "Bridge over Troubled Water" (1970)—reached number one on singles charts worldwide.

The duo met in elementary school in Queens, New York, in 1953, where they learned to harmonize together and began writing original material. By 1957, under the name Tom & Jerry, the teenagers had their first minor success with "Hey Schoolgirl", a song imitating their idols The Everly Brothers. In 1963, aware of a growing public interest in folk music, they regrouped and were signed to Columbia Records as Simon & Garfunkel. Their debut, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M., sold poorly, and they once again disbanded; Simon returned to a solo career, this time in England. In June 1965, their song "The Sound of Silence" was overdubbed, adding electric guitar and a drumkit to the original 1964 recording. This version became a major U.S. AM radio hit in 1965, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. They reunited to release a second studio album Sounds of Silence and tour colleges nationwide. On their third release, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966), the duo assumed more creative control. Their music was featured in the 1967 film The Graduate, giving them further exposure. Bookends (1968), their next album, topped the Billboard 200 chart and included the number-one single "Mrs. Robinson" from the film.

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The Sound of Silence
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Cecilia
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Cecilia
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Homeward Bound
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Homeward Bound
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Mrs. Robinson
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Mrs. Robinson
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Keep The Customer Satisfied
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Keep The Customer Satisfied
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The Boxer
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The Boxer
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A Hazy Shade Of Winter
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A Hazy Shade Of Winter
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America
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America
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Seven O'Clock News / Silent Night
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Seven O'Clock News / Silent Night
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Baby Driver
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Baby Driver
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I Am A Rock
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I Am A Rock
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Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Bridge Over Troubled Water
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