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Simon & Garfunkel

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel revolutionized the folk-rock movement in the 1960s to become one of music’s all-time best-selling duos. Not only were Simon & Garfunkel staples of the same New York scene that birthed Bob Dylan, but they also captured the attention of the entire world with their heavenly harmonies and socially-minded messages.

Some of their many chart-topping smashes include “The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge over Troubled Water”—the title track for their final studio album in 1970. Though the pair’s rocky relationship prevented future studio recordings, they still reunited on many occasions, including 1981’s The Concert in Central Park, which drew more than 500,000 fans.

Both artists remained major draws on their own throughout the rest of the decade and beyond, regrouping once again for a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1990 and the “Old Friends” reunion tour in 2003. The pair last performed together at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2010 and have since returned to solo life.

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