The American Duo known as Simon & Garfunkel started out in 1957 as the group Tom & Jerry. Their first success was a minor hit named, “Hey, Schoolgirl” which got them some recognition in the music industry. It wasn’t until 1965 where they really came to fame with the release of “The Sound of Silence”. Their music was featured in the landmark film The Graduate (1967). Simon and Garfunkel are widely recognized for their vocal harmonies and lushes melodies that captures all audiences ears. They were among the most popular recording artists of the 1960′s and are still recognized as some the greatest songwriters of all time. Their biggest hits include, “The Sound of Silence”, “I Am a Rock”, ”Homeward Bound”, “Scarborough Fair/Canticle”, “A Hazy Shade of Winter”, “Mrs. Robinson”, “Bridge over Troubled Water”, “The Boxer”, and “Cecilia” – all of which have peaked at number one in several charts all over the world. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. They have also received several Grammy’s for many different accomplishments during their reign. Their last album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, was delayed due to artistic disagreements which led to the disengagement of the duo in 1970. It was their most successful album worldwide to date, peaking at number one in several countries and receiving 8x platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, making it their highest-selling studio album in the U.S. and second-highest over all. Simon & Garfunkel have reunited in the past to do reunion tours, the most famous being in 1981 which attracted more than 500,000 people, making it the 7th most attended concert in the history of Music. Two musicians that will inspire for the rest of our existence and will always be remembered for their talented songwriting, vocal harmonies and melodies that will flow into the endless abyss of time. The video below is, “The Sound of Silence.” ENJOY!
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