Simon & Garfunkel are an American singer-songwriter duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
They formed the group Tom and Jerry in 1957, and had their first taste of success with the minor hit "Hey, Schoolgirl." As Simon and Garfunkel, the duo rose to fame in 1965, backed by the hit single "The Sounds of Silence." Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate, propelling them further into the public consciousness.
They are well known for their close harmonies and sometimes unstable relationship.
Their last album, Bridge over Troubled Water, was delayed several times due to artistic disagreements.
They were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960s, and are perhaps best known for their songs "The Sounds of Silence," "Mrs.
Robinson," "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "The Boxer." They have received several Grammys and are inductees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2007).
In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Simon and Garfunkel #40 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
They have reunited on several occasions since their 1970 breakup, most famously for 1981's The Concert in Central Park, which attracted about 750,000 people.