Simon and Garfunkel
Simon and Garfunkel is an American duo formed in 1957 under the name Tom & Jerry. The duo included: Paul Simon (vocals, guitar) and Art Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, November 5, 1941, Forest Hill, New York, USA) - vocals, guitar.
In 1957–1958, at the beginning of their careers, under the influence of Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfankel under the pseudonyms Jerry Landis and Tom Graph recorded the single "Hey Schoolgirl" for Big Records. , which became quite a big hit. Garfankel soon returned to college, and Simon began performing as a solo artist.
In 1964, they reunited and recorded the album "Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.", which included the acoustic composition "The Sound of Silence". However, this album, as well as the first performances of the duo Simon & Garfunkel in New York clubs "Folk City" and "Gaslight", was greeted very coolly. Dissatisfied, Simon went to Britain, where the folk rock boom had just begun, and began performing and recording again without a partner. Meanwhile, Columbia producer Tom Wilson decided to release a new version of the ballad "The Sound Of Silence", adding parts of electric guitar and rhythm section. In late 1965, the song became the number one hit in the United States, and Simon and Garfankel resumed work as a duo.
At the beginning of 1966, their next, and this time well-received, LP "The Sound Of Silence" appeared, and the songs "Homeward Bound" and "I Am A Rock", included in the album, became big hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Simon & Garfunkel gained a lot of recognition for their public works, and especially among students, their next single "the Dangling Conversation" became almost the funniest creation of the duo, in terms of text, so it is not surprising that this work did not get to Top 20. Also no less a sign of the duo's artistic courage was recorded a year later the LP "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme", in which they offered a variety of compositions, from serious "For Emily, Whenever And May Find Her" to a carefree full life "59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin 'Groovy) ».
In 1968, after the release of two good but sluggish, singles "At The Zoo" and "Fakin * It", Simon & Garfunkel recorded music for Mike Nicholas' film "Graduate". The best hit from this soundtrack was the song "Mrs. Robinson ", which brought the duo worldwide fame. In the same year, another album "Booken