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Art Garfunkel ~ Short Bio
More known as the other half of Simon and Garfunkel, Art Garfunkel was born on the 5th. of November, 1941. His full name is Arthur Ira “Art” Garfunkel.
Art Garfunkel met his future singing partner Paul Simon in the sixth grade, when they were both cast in the elementary school graduation play, Alice In Wonderland.They started performing together as “Tom & Jerry”. It was after their graduation that the duo started performing under their own name as “Simon and Garfunkel”.
Their first album did not do very well under the Columbia label and the duo went separate ways. However, the following year, producer of the album took one of the songs from the album, “The Sound Of Silence” and released it as a single. It was a huge success and the song went to the number one spot on the Billboard pop charts.
After that success, the pair reunited and went on to become one of the most popular acts of the 1960s. In the Seventies however, Simon and Garfunkel went on to pursue their solo career.
As a solo artist Art Garfunkel’s achievement
include a top 10 hit, three top 20 hits, six top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary top 30 singles, five Adult Contemporary number ones, two UK number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has earned six Grammys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, he and former musical partner Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.