Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel met in 1953 while at school in Queens. Together, they formed the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, becoming one of the best-selling groups of the 1960s. Tragically, though, their friendship couldn’t survive fame and fortune. Here’s the troubled real life story of Simon & Garfunkel.
For Paul Simon, music came easy. His father Louis Simon was a bandleader who had already appeared on TV shows including The Jackie Gleason Show when the family moved to Queens, New York when Paul was around four years old. Living just three blocks away was Art Garfunkel, who, according to his website, became interested in music at the age of four when his father brought home an early audio recorder.
In 1953, the two became friends while attending Parsons Junior High School together. After appearing in a school production of Alice in Wonderland, they started their own streetcorner doo-wop group. In 1957, they decided to try singing as a duo under the name Tom & Jerry. Their first single, “Hey Schoolgirl,” was a Top 50 hit – not bad considering they were still just 16 years old.
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A fateful meeting | 0:00
Betrayal and forgiveness | 1:10
The next ending | 2:22
Relationship troubles | 3:51
Crippled by depression | 5:37
Trouble in “Graceland” | 6:51
A Hall of Fame diss | 8:09
A final split | 8:53
A house on fire | 10:18
Where are they now? | 11:17
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